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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

[Canada] Shoppers Drug Mart founder Murray Koffler was a business visionary who leaves a philanthropic legacy

That kind of decisive action to improve society – based on a personal experience – was a hallmark of Mr. Koffler, who died on Sunday at his home in Toronto. Mr. Koffler created what is now Canada's largest drugstore business, but his legacy extends to a
Globe and Mail (ca)
added Nov 15, 2017 02:24

[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

Son Sean Astin remembers mother Patty Duke, 'a warrior'

Astin said in a phone interview...mother died at age 69... said she had dealt with a multitude of ailments over the years, including emphysema after years of smoking.
AP - Associated Press
added Mar 29, 2016 22:14

Joe Garagiola, Whose Charm Outlived MLB Career, Dies at 90

He also led a long -- and, he said, frustrating -- campaign to discourage the use of smokeless tobacco, the dangers of which he would discuss with players on annual visits to teams during spring training.
Bloomberg News
added Mar 23, 2016 22:18

What kind of cancer killed them? Obituaries for David Bowie and others don’t say.

Some relatives, though, say their loved ones would be embarrassed by disclosing which organ failed them, especially if the body part felt like too much information, or if it was the liver or lung, where cancers often originate because of smoking or drink
Washington Post
added Jan 31, 2016 23:37
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