Lance Armstrong has blogged on Maria Shriver's website about why he is using his voice to create change in a way he believes will help others.

“As a cancer survivor, my motivation is to support those living with the disease and fight like hell to prevent others from getting it,” wrote the cycling legend. "I was taught at the end of my own treatment to fulfill what my oncologist and good friend, Dr. Craig Nichols, called “the obligation of the cured” — being active in fighting the disease on behalf of others.

“As a citizen, that’s what prompted me to start my own foundation and be fully engaged in trying to create positive change.

“That’s also why I’m using my voice to support Proposition 29 out here in California.

“Prop 29, the California Cancer Research Act, will add $1 to the cost of every pack of cigarettes sold in California. In essence, it’s a “user’s fee”: only those who smoke will pay. This measure aims to protect kids from starting since tobacco use is a primary trigger to many cancers and other chronic diseases."

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