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[Denmark] Popular Danish singer-songwriter Kim Larsen dies at 72

A heavy smoker, he vehemently criticized a smoking ban in bars and cafes and supported the free-wheeling Christiania enclave in Copenhagen. Larsen died Sunday at home of prostate cancer.
AP - Associated Press
added Oct 2, 2018 04:50
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[Illinois] Pat Martin, dead at 93, helped create iconic ‘You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby’ ads

Pat Martin is credited with coining a famed advertising slogan that dressed up smoking in a kicky, 1960s-print pantsuit and captured the zeitgeist of the era’s women’s liberation movement...Virginia Slims became a big-money sponsor of women’s tennis
Chicago Sun-Times
added Aug 31, 2018 12:05
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[Africa, Uganda] Ndyanabangi: Anti-tobacco crusader succumbs to cancer

Sheila Ndyanabangi will be remembered as one of the few women on the continent who fearlessly defended the cause of a tobacco-free Africa.... She was a strong advocate of anti-smoking among Ugandans and in all her messages, she detested the consumption o
Daily Monitor (ug)
added Aug 31, 2018 01:23
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Queen Aretha's troubled soul: A mother by the age of 13 and married to a pimp at 19... how Franklin overcame a broken home to become one of the greatest singers ever and win the R-E-S-P-E-C-T of millions

Franklin, who had been having hospice care, died from advanced pancreatic cancer - a disease she had been fighting since 2010. Although her health had been crippled by years of alcoholism, heavy smoking and obesity, she only announced last year that she
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Aug 17, 2018 13:33
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Vector Group Mourns the Passing of Board Member Jeffrey S. Podell

Mr. Podell, a private investor, served as a director of the company since November 1993. He was a member of the New York State Bar Association from 1965 until March 2010.
Business Wire
added Aug 15, 2018 17:24
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[Louisiana] Ken Carter, political strategist and BOLD founder, dies

He stared down the seemingly invincible legal and financial power of Big Tobacco and helped win a landmark, $206-billion settlement with tobacco interests, including $4.4 million for Louisiana’s anti-smoking programs and Medicaid treatment reimbursements
Louisiana Weekly
added Aug 14, 2018 02:36
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[Louisiana] New Orleans lawyer Ken Carter passes away at 74

Carter was also one of the attorneys involved in a Louisiana lawsuit against tobacco companies. He represented the plaintiffs and helped secure smoking cessation programs for people in the state.
WGNO ABC26News (New Orleans, LA)
added Aug 4, 2018 18:53
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[Indiana] Mark Bennett: Dr. Garcia helped give Vigo Countians smoke-free workplaces

That effort went on for most of Garcia’s 11 years as chief health officer. His courage and tenacity in continuing to push for a countywide clean-air ordinance was one of many highlights of his life. Garcia died last Friday at 84. Today, most of us don’t
Terre Haute (IN) Tribune-Star
added Aug 4, 2018 18:54
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[Switzerland] Sergio Marchionne the Ferrari CEO who saved Fiat and Chrysler dies aged 66 weeks after surgery

66, passed away after suffering complications following recent surgery... for a shoulder problem about three weeks ago....newspaper photographs of a chain-smoking Marchionne awaiting talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel outside the Chancellery in Be
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jul 26, 2018 11:59
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[New York] Anthony Bourdain’s Admirers Leave Heartbreaking Notes At Les Halles

Some mourners left packs of Marlboro Reds, Bourdain’s cigarette of choice.
Huffington Post (blog)
added Jun 13, 2018 05:24
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