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[South Carolina] Ronald Motley, famed asbestos and tobacco lawyer, dead at 68

Ronald L. Motley, the hard-charging Mount Pleasant trial attorney who spearheaded billion-dollar lawsuits against the asbestos and tobacco industries, then launched a daring legal crusade to identify al-Qaida’s financiers, died Thursday. He was 68. An o
Charleston (SC) Post & Courier
added Aug 22, 2013 22:58

Frank R. Lautenberg, 5-Term Senator From New Jersey, Dies at 89

In 1989, he led a successful fight to ban smoking on all commercial airline flights. Mr. Lautenberg, once a two-pack-a-day smoker, told the Senate: “With this legislation, nonsmokers, including children and infants, will be free from secondhand smoke. Wor
New York Times
added Jun 3, 2013 13:20

The Haunting Face Of The Anti-Smoking Movement Has Died

"And they say nicotine isn't addictive," Austin famously said in a 1996 ad for the California Department of Health Services (CDPH) as she pulled a cigarette up to the black nothingness in her neck to take a satisfying, toxic drag. "How can they say that?
Business Insider
added Feb 28, 2013 16:17

[California] Iconic Anti-Tobacco Advocate, Debi Austin, Loses Battle to Cancer

California’s most well-known anti-tobacco advocate, Debi Austin, passed away at the age of 62 after a long and courageous battle against cancer. First appearing in the 1996 California television ad “Voicebox,” her story illustrated the dangers of smoking
California Department of Public Health
added Feb 27, 2013 11:53

Jack Klugman, Stage and Screen Actor, Is Dead at 90

At one time a heavy smoker, Mr. Klugman had survived throat cancer, which was diagnosed in 1974. After a vocal cord was removed in 1989, his voice was reduced to a gravelly whisper.
New York Times
added Dec 26, 2012 06:05

UPDATE: Scalia's death sets up ideological showdown

Antonin Scalia, the influential conservative and most provocative member of the Supreme Court, has died. He was 79...A smoker of cigarettes and pipes, Scalia enjoyed baseball, poker, hunting and the piano.
AP - Associated Press
added Feb 13, 2016 23:42

[UK] Giving cancer the finger: Internet responds after three iconic British stars die from cancer in just 18 days

Shows three, who have died of cancer in last month, with middle finger up Rickman died today, Bowie on Sunday and Lemmy Kilmister December 28
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jan 14, 2016 21:38

[UK] 'Shorter than you'd think and smoked a lot of Marlboros': David Bowie's Yorkshire cousins remember holidays with the teenager who developed eczema from his Davey Crockett hat

'I was surprised by how small he was, I thought he'd be about six foot. He smoked a lot of Marlboro cigarettes, I remember that.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jan 13, 2016 21:08

[California] Barr Nobles, rock ’n’ roll writer and editor, dies

Mr. Nobles succumbed to lung cancer...He was 69. Mr. Nobles also wrote painfully and honestly in 1992 about his experience of wearing a nicotine patch to combat a cigarette habit....The attempt lasted 14 days.... Sadly he was never able to quit cigarette
San Francisco (CA) Chronicle
added Nov 11, 2015 05:37

‘View’ co-host Whoopi Goldberg the face of new anti-smoking app

has lent her name (and face) to a new app/site,, in which users create a life-affirming message, which looks like a newspaper obituary, for a loved one who smokes — in an effort to help them quit the habit. “The idea of being able to send so
New York Post
added Feb 28, 2015 11:56
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