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[Louisiana] ShopRite/Tobacco Plus founder John Dan Gielen dead at 79, remembered as patriot, tireless worker

He launched the Tobacco Plus chain in 1993 and now has 62 stores across Louisiana, with more than 750 employees.
Baton Rouge (LA) Advocate
added Feb 16, 2018 17:24
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[Louisiana] Convenience store mogul John Dan Gielen dies

John Dan Gielen, who built the Shop Rite and Tobacco Plus stores into a Louisiana entrepreneurial empire, died Wednesday after a long illness. He was 79.
Monroe (LA) News-Star
added Feb 15, 2018 02:00
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Melvyn Weiss, Lawyer Who Fought Corporate Fraud, Dies at 82

A 1994 lawsuit against the tobacco company R. J. Reynolds was credited with helping to kill its advertising campaign built around the cartoon character Joe Camel, which industry critics argued was targeted at underage smokers.
New York Times
added Feb 6, 2018 04:28
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Doug Harvey, Hall of Fame Umpire Whom Players Called God, Dies at 87

Harvey, who chewed tobacco during his umpiring years, was found to have oral cancer in 1997 and spoke out about the dangers of smokeless tobacco following his treatment. He is survived by his wife; his brother Nolan; his sons Scott and Todd; six grandchi
New York Times
added Jan 16, 2018 14:43
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OBITUARIES Thomas Luken, Veteran Ohio Democrat, Is Dead at 92

Luken found a major issue in the late 1980s: the power of tobacco companies. “He had lost three siblings to lung cancer,” Charlie Luken said, “and he took on Big Tobacco full throttle.” Mr. Luken introduced legislation that would have prohibited the sal
New York Times
added Jan 14, 2018 15:57
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[Oklahoma] GLANTZ: The passing of Richard Barnes

He went to war against big tobacco and was instrumental in getting the clean indoor air policy passed in Oklahoma that eliminated smoking in restaurants and public buildings in 2003
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Jan 11, 2018 02:53
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[UK] 'Too much smoking probably': BBC guest is accidentally broadcast live to the nation sharing his views on the death of Keith Chegwin aged 60

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a condition in which the lungs become scarred...instead of the weatherman's voice, viewers heard a man saying: 'too much smoking probably'. Social media users were quick to spot the distasteful blunder. Phillip God
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Dec 12, 2017 01:06
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France mourns death of "French Elvis" Johnny Hallyday

Hallyday died after a battle with lung cancer. ...Drugs, alcohol and Gitanes cigarettes, the latter apparently adopted on the advice of rocker Keith Richards, helped carve out the husky voice and craggy face that were trademarks before age too took its
Reuters
added Dec 8, 2017 22:38
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[France] Johnny Hallyday, the 'French Elvis', dies at 74

Singer, who sold more than 110m albums and was revered across generations in France, had lung cancer
The Guardian (uk)
added Dec 8, 2017 17:55
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[UK] EXCLUSIVE: Autopsy reveals renowned paleontologist who collapsed during a dig did NOT die of an ancient virus hidden in fossils but of a heart attack brought on by a 'social history' of drinking, smoking and marijuana use

Documents show Getty had a 'social history' cigarette smoking, use of vapor pens, social drinking, and marijuana use, which contributed to his death
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Nov 29, 2017 00:23
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