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[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
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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
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[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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[UK] Sir Philip Carter, businessman - obituary

died aged 87, was a director of Littlewoods who forged a career in football administration...In 2005 Goodison Park took steps to become Britain’s first smoke-free football stadium, banning cigarettes from the ground’s restaurants, bars and stands.
Electronic Telegraph (uk)
added May 11, 2015 10:43
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Guy Carawan Dies at 87; Taught a Generation to Overcome, in Song

By the mid-1940s, Tindley’s words and the now-familiar melody had merged. In 1945, the resulting song, known as “We Will Overcome,” was taken to the picket lines by striking tobacco workers in Charleston, S.C., who sang: “We will overcome,/And we will win
New York Times
added May 8, 2015 10:47
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[UK-Scotland] Former Labour MSP Tom McCabe dies

He was the first person elected to the Scottish Parliament, with his Hamilton South constituency declaring the result just over an hour after polls closed in 1999...From the smoking ban to parliamentary standards, Tom's legacy is considerable. He will be
Evening Times (uk)
added Apr 20, 2015 14:36
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[UK-Scotland] Tributes paid after Labour minister McCabe dies at 60 ($$)

Tributes from across the political spectrum were paid to Tom McCabe...Among his achievements was introducing the ban on smoking in public places.
Times Of London (uk)
added Apr 20, 2015 14:35
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Richard L. Bare, Director of ‘Green Acres,’ Dies at 101

first professional work was a comedy short that he wrote and directed called “So You Want to Give Up Smoking.”.... a bumbling Everyman named Joe McDoakes who was trying to kick the habit. Warner Bros....released it in theaters in 1942.
New York Times
added Apr 13, 2015 10:00
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Stan Freberg, Madcap Adman and Satirist, Dies at 88

In 1957, Mr. Freberg was selected to fill Jack Benny’s time slot on CBS Radio. He ... angered executives by refusing tobacco advertisements. CBS pulled the show after 15 weeks
New York Times
added Apr 8, 2015 12:12
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