Star Trek Fans Urged To Quit Smoking

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Star Trek fans urged to quit smoking

Actress Susan Nimoy, widow of Leonard Nimoy, best known for playing Mr. Spock on Star Trek, has taken part in the US Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) anti-smoking campaign.

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Actress Susan Nimoy, widow of Leonard Nimoy, best known for playing Mr. Spock on Star Trek, has taken part in the US Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) anti-smoking campaign.

In the series of stories "Advice from Former Smokers," she encourages people to give up their addiction before they develop the disease that killed her husband. In a video posted on the page dedicated to the story of Leonard Nimoy, she said that the actor had trouble breathing during the entire period of their acquaintance. In the last years of his life, Nimoy, already taking a large number of medications, became increasingly dependent on oxygen therapy.

The actor suffered from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). This is a group of diseases accompanied by inflammation in the bronchi and difficulty in breathing. These disorders eventually lead to respiratory failure.

According to Susan, Nimoy was always confident that he would die from lung cancer, not COPD. “You always think you have more time than you really have. But this is not so,”says the actor's widow.

The CDC website says that Leonard Nimoy tried to quit many times, and in 1985 he succeeded: on the eve of his grandson's birth, he was worried that secondhand smoke would be harmful to the child. But a decade of smoking severely damaged the lungs of the actor. He coughed chronically, and in 2103, 28 years after quitting smoking, he was diagnosed with COPD. The disease became the cause of his death in 2015.

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