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‘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

Leonard Nimoy, Star Trek's Mr Spock, dies at 83

His son, Adam, said he died of end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease on Friday morning....Last year, the actor revealed he was suffering from chronic lung disease, despite stopping smoking more than 20 years ago.
BBC Online
added Feb 27, 2015 13:44

[West Virginia] W.Va. smoking ban exemption bill dies in House

Legislation that would have given bar owners an avenue to obtain an exemption to the Berkeley County Board of Health's indoor clean-air regulation to allow smoking at their establishments died Friday in a House committee.
Hagerstown (MD) Herald-Mail
added Feb 22, 2015 15:05

Darrell Winfield, real cowboy who played a Marlboro Man, dies at 85

Part of a rotating band of men in spurs and Stetsons who built a macho image around Marlboro’s filtered cigarettes, Winfield at one point was appearing in more than 8 in 10 Marlboro Men ads.
Los Angeles Times
added Jan 15, 2015 13:05

Statement by the American Lung Association in California On the Death of President and CEO, Jane Warner

In the four short years she led the American Lung Association in California, she fought back efforts by the oil industry to weaken our clean air laws, she battled Big Tobacco to protect the health of children and families, and she worked tirelessly to exp
PR Newswire
added Sep 9, 2013 05:42

New Jersey Sen. Lautenberg dead at age 89, last remaining World War II veteran in Senate

next time a flight attendant reminds you there’s no smoking on the plane or you witness a teenager getting carded at a liquor store, think of Frank ... when tobacco-state lawmakers asked what would become of tobacco farmers, Lautenberg scoffed, “Grow soy
AP - Associated Press
added Jun 3, 2013 11:54

Former surgeon-general Koop dies at 96

In 1988 he released a report claiming that 30 per cent of all cancer deaths were attributable to cigarette smoking and argued that nicotine was as addictive as heroin or cocaine. “As far as I am concerned, my obligation is to save lives and to alleviate
Financial Times (uk)
added Feb 25, 2013 23:51

[North Carolina] Representative Charlie Rose, Tobacco’s Friend in the House, Dies at 73

a former United States representative from rural North Carolina who fought to protect the tobacco industry and its farmers when political and regulatory pressure on the industry were on the rise and smoking in steady decline, died on Monday in Albertvill
New York Times
added Sep 6, 2012 02:13

[Netherlands] Popular Amsterdam mayor dies after lung cancer battle

Amsterdam's popular mayor Eberhard van der Laan, widely seen as the embodiment of the Dutch capital's reputation for tolerance, has died of lung cancer aged 62...he was often seen in public with a cigarette in one hand until he quit smoking -- Van der La
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Oct 6, 2017 15:30

The Unsinkable Debbie Reynolds

Her self-titled NBC sitcom, in 1970, lasted for one season, partly because she didn’t like the cigarette commercials.
New York Times
added Dec 30, 2016 02:36
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