Kate B., CO | American Lung Association

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Kate B., CO

I have asthma. I was diagnosed with it when I was 20. I've never smoked and as a child my lungs were fine. My mom died of lung cancer. She didn't smoke but still died.

My mom lived in Denver when she got lung cancer. Denver has a brown cloud, otherwise known as pollution that surrounds it. I do think my mom's cancer and my asthma have a lot to do with the current state of our air.

I have asthma. I was diagnosed with it when I was 20. I've never smoked and as a child my lungs were fine. My mom died of lung cancer. She didn't smoke but still died.

First published: April 30, 2015

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