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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
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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
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Why More Women Than Men Are Now Getting COPD

Barbara Bush lived with COPD in her final years. Experts say cigarette smoking as well as diagnosis barriers have increased women’s COPD rates. Barbara Bush, who was a smoker when she was younger, suffered from COPD in her final years.
Healthline Networks
added Apr 24, 2018 02:35
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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
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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.
Wikipedia
added Jan 1, 2017 14:19
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[Caribbean] From milk to lightbulbs, Fidel Castro reshaped life in Cuba

In 1985, many Cubans stopped smoking when Castro abandoned his ubiquitous cigars as part of a nationwide campaign against tobacco, which remains one of the island's principal exports.
AP - Associated Press
added Nov 29, 2016 03:36
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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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[Minnesota] Obituary: Kenneth Fitzpatrick, judge who ruled in landmark cigarette industry case, dies at 80

The Minnesota tobacco trial was Fitzpatrick’s “swan song,” Dan Fitzpatrick said. The case was eventually settled for $7 billion. Davies said it “took a great personal toll” on Fitzpatrick. After the trial, he left the profession and moved to Tennessee,
Minneapolis (MN) Star Tribune
added Oct 9, 2016 14:26
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[UK] Caroline Aherne, comedian behind 'Royle Family,' dies at 52

Aherne was best known for her "Royle Family" character Denise, a sofa-bound, chain-smoking TV addict ... Aherne was a heavy smoker and drinker who battled depression, culminating in a 1998 suicide attempt at the height of her fame. She also faced several
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jul 3, 2016 10:52
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Pat Summitt, Tennessee Basketball Coach Who Emboldened Women’s Sports, Dies at 64

She was born Patricia Sue Head on June 14, 1952, in Clarksville, Tenn...Her farmer father, Richard Head, was a disciplinarian... During the day, she joined her three older brothers in baling hay and chopping tobacco. At night, she played basketball again
New York Times
added Jun 28, 2016 11:20
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