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[New York] ROSS: A relentless battler for real science

She saw through the mis- and disinformation campaigns promulgated by poseurs of many stripes, from the Big Tobacco spin on the “cancer epidemic” — which she rightly saw as an attempt to distract from the real culprit, cigarettes
New York Post
added Sep 17, 2014 22:33

Surgeon general who fought tobacco dies at 87

Dr. Jesse Steinfeld, who became the first surgeon general ever forced out of office by the president after he campaigned hard against the dangers of smoking during the Richard Nixon era, died...Steinfeld's label boldly warned: "The surgeon general has det
AP - Associated Press
added Aug 6, 2014 09:38

[California] Dr. Jesse Steinfeld dies at 87; fought tobacco use as surgeon general

Seven years later, Dr. Jesse L. Steinfeld issued a second report focused on the dangers of secondhand smoke. He proposed what he called the Non-Smoker's Bill of Rights, which said that the country must free non-smokers from the hazards and annoyance of o
Los Angeles Times
added Aug 5, 2014 19:11

EDITORIAL: Tony Gwynn’s death should convince baseball to ban tobacco

in the wake of proven health risks and the poor example being set for young fans, is like allowing binge drinking simply because Babe Ruth used to do it. Some of the stars who played alongside Gwynn are still in the big leagues; perhaps his death will fin
Boston (MA) Globe
added Jun 19, 2014 13:12

Will Tony Gwynn's death spur ban on smokeless tobacco?

“Of course, it caused it,” Gwynn said. “I always dipped on my right side.” Gwynn had been ill for four years, but his death was a jolt and now the question is whether it will be a wake-up call. Much has changed since Gwynn was a player. Since the 2011 c
Washington Post
added Jun 17, 2014 08:17

[Oregon] LUNDEBERG: Smoking at 90

The obit noted, with what I perceived as family pride, that at age 90, the decedent was still a smoker. ... Was the statement a claim that tobacco aided in her longevity? Or at the very least, didn’t hinder it any? Or that she was just someone with the w
Albany (OR) Democrat-Herald
added Aug 24, 2013 11:38

Ron Motley, Who Spearheaded Tobacco Suits, Dies at 68

Motley pioneered the development of mass-tort litigation to sue tobacco makers... “He despised it when people were hurt through corporate misconduct, and he thrived on getting them justice,” McConnell said. For Motley, representing smokers who developed
Bloomberg News
added Aug 23, 2013 02:06

[South Carolina] Ronald Motley, famed asbestos and tobacco lawyer, dead at 68

Ronald L. Motley, the hard-charging Mount Pleasant trial attorney who spearheaded billion-dollar lawsuits against the asbestos and tobacco industries, then launched a daring legal crusade to identify al-Qaida’s financiers, died Thursday. He was 68. An o
Charleston (SC) Post & Courier
added Aug 22, 2013 22:58

Frank R. Lautenberg, 5-Term Senator From New Jersey, Dies at 89

In 1989, he led a successful fight to ban smoking on all commercial airline flights. Mr. Lautenberg, once a two-pack-a-day smoker, told the Senate: “With this legislation, nonsmokers, including children and infants, will be free from secondhand smoke. Wor
New York Times
added Jun 3, 2013 13:20

The Haunting Face Of The Anti-Smoking Movement Has Died

"And they say nicotine isn't addictive," Austin famously said in a 1996 ad for the California Department of Health Services (CDPH) as she pulled a cigarette up to the black nothingness in her neck to take a satisfying, toxic drag. "How can they say that?
Business Insider
added Feb 28, 2013 16:17
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