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Paralegal who blew whistle on Big Tobacco dies at 72

Moore said in an email. "We got on a plane and took those documents to Congress and the FDA." "The three big lies — cigarettes don't cause cancer, nicotine is not addictive and we don't market to kids — were all refuted by the B&W documents Merrell obtain
AP - Associated Press
added Nov 26, 2013 23:21
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Dennis Farina, Detective in Life and TV, Dies at 69

His publicist, Lori De Waal ... said he had recently had a blood clot in his lung. ... “My personality was formed by Chicago,“ he told Cigar Aficionado magazine in 1999.
New York Times
added Jul 23, 2013 04:43
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SPECTER: POSTSCRIPT: C. EVERETT KOOP, 1916-2013

He was the first public official to state categorically that second-hand smoke causes cancer. Tobacco companies—and Jesse Helms, their biggest congressional ally—could hardly believe Koop’s treachery.
The New Yorker blogs
added Feb 28, 2013 11:21
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Leonard Nimoy's Final Words Of Wisdom To Us All: Please Stop Smoking

He used the diagnosis as an opportunity to warn others about the long-term dangers of smoking. And just last month, Nimoy again tweeted his regret over smoking, signing off his message with his trademark "LLAP" or "live long and prosper."
Huffington Post (blog)
added Feb 27, 2015 19:03
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Sir Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr lead tributes to singer Joe Cocker after he dies aged 70 following battle with lung cancer

In a 2000 interview he said: 'I quit smoking cigarettes about seven or eight years ago. That's been the saving grace. That little "ooh-ooh" high-end falsetto was starting to get clogged up, and I was having trouble with my breathing. 'I'll never completel
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Dec 22, 2014 19:06
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'Marlboro Man' who later warned against smoking dies of lung disease

Eric Lawson, one of several actors who depicted the "Marlboro Man" cowboy in a long-running series of cigarette ads for Philip Morris and later appeared in an anti-tobacco message for the American Cancer Society, has died of lung disease. He was 72
Reuters
added Jan 28, 2014 10:53
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[Florida] VIDEO: Man catches on fire, dies while smoking at nursing home

Security camera footage shows Lewis on the patio, a designated smoking area, when the lighter in his pocket suddenly catches his shirt on fire. Residents try, but fail, to put out the flames. Lewis then frantically pushes himself back inside to get help.
WTSP-TV Ch. 10
added Oct 2, 2013 03:28
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[North Carolina] TEAGUE, Claude Edward, Jr.

Claude Edward Teague, Jr., 88, of Winston-Salem died peacefully after a brief illness ... had a long and distinguished career as a research chemist and executive at R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company. His insights on the tobacco industry remain widely remember
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Jun 11, 2013 13:37
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TC Tso, USDA tobacco scientist

T.C. Tso, 95, a senior research scientist and tobacco expert with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, died April 9 of heart disease at his home in Silver Spring. ... After retiring from the Department of Agriculture in 1984, Dr. Tso worked as an indepen
Washington Post
added Apr 26, 2013 06:09
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[New York] Artist dies in E. Village fire

died in a fiery apartment blaze sparked by smoking in bed, a police source said yesterday. Mary Lincoln Bonnell, 84, had showcased her prodigious work in SoHo galleries.
New York Post
added Apr 18, 2013 20:49
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