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Will Tony Gwynn's death spur ban on smokeless tobacco?

“Of course, it caused it,” Gwynn said. “I always dipped on my right side.” Gwynn had been ill for four years, but his death was a jolt and now the question is whether it will be a wake-up call. Much has changed since Gwynn was a player. Since the 2011 c
Washington Post
added Jun 17, 2014 08:17

[Oregon] LUNDEBERG: Smoking at 90

The obit noted, with what I perceived as family pride, that at age 90, the decedent was still a smoker. ... Was the statement a claim that tobacco aided in her longevity? Or at the very least, didn’t hinder it any? Or that she was just someone with the w
Albany (OR) Democrat-Herald
added Aug 24, 2013 11:38

Ron Motley, Who Spearheaded Tobacco Suits, Dies at 68

Motley pioneered the development of mass-tort litigation to sue tobacco makers... “He despised it when people were hurt through corporate misconduct, and he thrived on getting them justice,” McConnell said. For Motley, representing smokers who developed
Bloomberg News
added Aug 23, 2013 02:06

[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

[Illinois] Pat Martin, dead at 93, helped create iconic ‘You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby’ ads

Pat Martin is credited with coining a famed advertising slogan that dressed up smoking in a kicky, 1960s-print pantsuit and captured the zeitgeist of the era’s women’s liberation movement...Virginia Slims became a big-money sponsor of women’s tennis
Chicago Sun-Times
added Aug 31, 2018 12:05

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
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