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Elizabeth Whelan, Who Challenged Food Laws, Dies at 70

it has also argued for controls on handguns and tobacco sales...the council... has disparaged critics of smokeless tobacco... She wrote a total of 27 books. Several attacked the tobacco industry for lack of openness
New York Times
added Sep 17, 2014 22:16

Elaine Stritch, Tart-Tongued Broadway Actress and Singer, Is Dead at 89

Plain-spoken, egalitarian, impatient with fools and foolishness, and admittedly fond of cigarettes, alcohol and late nights — she finally gave up smoking and drinking in her 60s, after learning she had diabetes
New York Times
added Jul 17, 2014 17:55

[North Carolina] After surgery: Longtime smoker spreads her story

Terrie Hall, a former smoker and anti-smoking advocate, spoke to students at Allen Middle School in Greensboro in 2007.
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Sep 22, 2013 13:36

[Africa, South Africa] Smoking Habit Should Be Part of Death Records

Recording the smoking habit on death registration forms is of great value, according to a case-control study from South Africa, the first — and to date only — country to follow this practice. In this analysis, published in the August 24 issue of the Lanc
Medical Tribune
added Aug 24, 2013 11:35

[Africa, South Africa] Call for smoking status to be added to the Australian death certificate

A new report published today in the Lancet highlights how a simple yes/no question on smoking on the South African death registration form has led to new understandings around deaths caused by smoking that could be replicated globally. Lead author and c
Cancer Council of New South Wales (au)
added Aug 23, 2013 03:17

[Indiana] Man Dies After Setting Himself On Fire While Smoking Pipe

An 86-year-old man from northwestern Indiana died after setting himself on fire while smoking a pipe, police said. Lowell Fire Department assistant chief Charles Scott says James Johnson suffered extensive burns in the Monday afternoon accident at a hom
WBIW 1340 AM (Bedford, IN)
added May 16, 2013 14:38

Janos Starker, Master Cellist, Dies at 88

Opinion was but one area in which Mr. Starker allowed himself joyful immoderation; cigarettes and alcohol were others. He adored Scotch and by his own account consumed it with abandon. For much of his life he smoked 60 cigarettes a day, though in old age
New York Times
added Apr 30, 2013 05:35

[California] Debi Austin, featured in anti-smoking 'Voicebox' ad, dies

In recent years, Austin continued filming advertisements for anti-smoking groups and died Friday after a two-decade bout with cancer, according to a statement from her family.
Los Angeles Times blogs
added Feb 28, 2013 17:50

Koop, Who Transformed Surgeon General Post, Dies

A former pipe smoker, Koop carried out a crusade to end smoking in the United States; his goal had been to do so by 2000. He said cigarettes were as addictive as heroin and cocaine.
AP - Associated Press
added Feb 25, 2013 19:35

Dave Clark Five Bassist Rick Huxley Dead at 72

Co-founder had battled emphysema after years of smoking
Rolling Stone
added Feb 13, 2013 20:51
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