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[Europe, Germany] Helmut Schmidt, Assertive West German Chancellor, Dies at 96

(Meanwhile, a cigarette smoker almost to the end of his life, he was the only public figure in Germany allowed to disregard smoking bans.)
New York Times
added Nov 10, 2015 15:09

[California] Barr Nobles, rock ’n’ roll writer and editor, dies

Mr. Nobles succumbed to lung cancer...He was 69. Mr. Nobles also wrote painfully and honestly in 1992 about his experience of wearing a nicotine patch to combat a cigarette habit....The attempt lasted 14 days.... Sadly he was never able to quit cigarette
San Francisco (CA) Chronicle
added Nov 11, 2015 05:37

[Australia] LETTER: Ban smoking at crematoriums

It is discourteous to say the least, but on the grounds of public health and OHS the time has surely come for the NSW government to ban smoking on crematorium premises.
Newcastle Herald (au)
added Nov 7, 2015 02:56

[Latin America, New Zealand] Kiwi Matthew Clarke dies in Peru after tobacco purge

A Kiwi man has died soon after taking part in a "tobacco purge" at a resort in Peru... The ritual involves drinking a tobacco tea, water, and subsequently vomiting. The same ritual recently claimed the life of Canadian Jennifer Logan.
Independent Newspapers Ltd. / STUFF (nz)
added Sep 21, 2015 20:20

[UK] Booze cruise tycoon 'was overbearing alcoholic who bullied staff for years before being stabbed to death by his son in his £2.5million home'

West senior, who styled himself as the Lord of the Manor of Hollesley, built a multimillion pound business empire through his Calais-based alcohol and tobacco warehouse EastEnders... West snr famously employed Cherie Blair to represent him in a legal dis
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Sep 2, 2015 15:18

[Australia] Stop smoking, says husband of woman who died from lung disease after couples’ romantic bus meeting

Devastated by the loss of his wife, Mr Shean wants young smokers especially­ to realise what they are doing. “Smoking destroyed a fun-loving­, intelligent, bright person,” he said. “I’m going through the angry stage at the moment … but (I hope) this gi
Daily Telegraph/Sunday Telegraph (au)
added Aug 31, 2015 12:26

[Belgium, UK] Murdered self-styled lord and Mayfair club owner David West died penniless after losing £100million booze cruise fortune

West rose to become the 'king of the booze cruises' in the 1990s after opening a greasy spoon restaurant in Zeebrugge selling cheap drink and cigarettes to Britons before they headed home.... In 2007 he made headlines after he hired Cherie Blair to mount
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Aug 30, 2015 22:26

Warren Braren, 82, Dies; Urged Ban on Broadcast Tobacco Ads

a reformed smoker who helped trigger a congressional ban on tobacco advertising on television and radio in 1970 by blowing the whistle on broadcasters’ lax self-regulation, died...Mr. Braren “was among a number of unheralded figures who stood up to the to
New York Times
added Aug 18, 2015 03:49

[UK] George Cole, Who Famously Played a Young Scrooge, Dies at 90

Mr. Cole achieved his greatest fame as Arthur Daley, the dodgy, cigar-smoking used-car salesman and con man in “Minder,” an ITV series that ran for more than 100 episodes from 1979 to 1994.
New York Times
added Aug 7, 2015 05:01
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Monica Lewis Dies at 93; Her Apple-Pie Appeal Sold Chiquita’s Bananas

She pitched products ranging from Burlington Mills hosiery (as Miss Leg-O-Genic) to Camel cigarettes and in 1947 became the lilting voice behind the Chiquita brand’s animated banana commercials (following Patty Clayton and Elsa Miranda). Advertisement C
New York Times
added Jun 15, 2015 21:00
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