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[New York] Turk Pipkin: Sleep Well, Jimmy

Gandolfini was a cigar smoker and between scenes would retire to the back porch of the Soprano family home for a stogie. This is on an indoor soundstage at Silver Cup Studios in Queens mind you, a definite No Smoking zone. I asked him what it takes to ge
Huffington Post (blog)
added Jun 20, 2013 16:07

Frank Lautenberg's Legacy Includes Saving Airline Passengers From Secondhand Smoke

The New Jersey Democrat, who helped pass the '87 bill, had once been a two-pack-a-day smoker himself. But over the course of his career he had come to care deeply about advancing public health through the legislative process.
Huffington Post (blog)
added Jun 4, 2013 02:44

Remembering Frank Lautenberg's Progressive Legacy

helped write the law banning smoking on airplanes, which helped start the movement towards smoke-free public spaces. … Wrote the law banning smoking in all federally funded places that serve children. ... author of legislation to ban smoking in federal b
Think Progress (blog)
added Jun 3, 2013 11:27

[Canada] Ralph Klein, Ex-Alberta Premier, Dies at 70

dementia and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease ... At the Olympics, Mr. Klein mistook the King of Norway for his driver ... The startled king explained who he was as he pulled out his silver cigarette case. Mr. Klein apologized and bummed a cigarette.
New York Times
added Apr 2, 2013 09:15

C. Everett Koop, Surgeon General Who Took on Tobacco, Dies at 96

His landmark surgeon general’s report in 1986 contained the first official government warning on the link between second- hand smoke and lung cancer. He called for a smoke-free society by 2000 and new measures to restrict smoking in the workplace and pub
Bloomberg News
added Feb 25, 2013 19:31

Sen. Daniel Inouye of Hawaii dead at 88

Recovering from war wounds that left him with one arm, Danny Inouye wanted a cigarette and needed a light. The nurse at the Army hospital in Michigan threw a pack of matches on his chest. . . . Once a regular smoker, he had a portion of a lung removed in
AP - Associated Press
added Dec 19, 2012 03:04

Marguerite Piazza, Popular Singer of Opera, Dies at 86

Along the way she appeared in commercials. "I find Camels have a mildness that agrees with my throat," a bejeweled Ms. Piazza said in a cigarette commercial in the 1950s.
New York Times
added Aug 7, 2012 03:08

Amy Moritz Ridenour, Conservative Think Tank Founder, Dies at 57

through her commentary online, in print and on television and through her think tank, Mrs. Ridenour kept ...challenging lawsuits against cigarette manufacturers on the grounds that regulating smoking was a job for legislatures rather than judges, and crit
New York Times
added Apr 5, 2017 09:53

F. Ross Johnson

Frederick Ross Johnson, OC (December 13, 1931 – December 29, 2016) was a Canadian businessman, best known as the chief executive officer of RJR Nabisco in the 1980s.
added Jan 1, 2017 14:19

First female US attorney general Janet Reno dies

her Department of Justice handled ... suing the tobacco industry along with several states to recover health care money spent on people who suffered the effects of smoking.
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Nov 7, 2016 18:44
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