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Enough to give anyone Fear and Loathing: How decadent author Hunter S. Thompson required a shocking quantity of cocaine, Chivas Regal, Dunhill cigarettes and marijuana before starting to write each day

Hunter, who committed suicide at age 68, wouldn't awaken until 3pm, and then he would start his day Chivas Regal and a Dunhill cigarette. From there it would descend into a blur of Chivas, Dunhills, coffee and cocaine.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jan 11, 2016 02:52
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Florence King, Writer Who Wielded an Acerbic Wit, Dies at 80

King, a columnist, author and professional misanthrope...The cultural boils Miss King sought so vigorously to lance included: Political correctness;...the antismoking lobby;... “No matter which sex I went to bed with, I never smoked on the street."
New York Times
added Jan 11, 2016 01:53

Motorhead frontman, bassist 'Lemmy' dead at 70

after recently being diagnosed with an aggressive cancer...In 2013, the band canceled European summer festival appearances after he reportedly suffered a hematoma, and... in 2014 he had seriously cut back on his drinking and smoking.
added Dec 29, 2015 03:51

Lemmy Kilmister, Motorhead Frontman, Dead at 70

from an aggressive form of cancer just two days after being diagnosed... Motorhead canceled a handful of shows ahed of his death due to what they explained was a lung issue.
US Weekly Magazine
added Dec 29, 2015 03:50

[California] Paul Grabowicz, old-school newsman, UC Berkeley teacher, dies

the surly, chain-smoking, foul-mouthed newspaper reporter with a big heart. But Mr. Grabowicz was real, a veteran cop reporter at the Oakland Tribune who smoked while he typed...died Thursday after a yearlong fight with cancer. He was 66.
San Francisco (CA) Chronicle
added Dec 25, 2015 03:03

David Cohen, Pioneer of Public Interest Lobbying, Dies at 79

David Cohen, a self-styled Washington white-hat lobbyist who as the president of Common Cause... Over four decades at Common Cause, the Advocacy Institute and other nonprofit groups, Mr. Cohen helped galvanize resistance to the war in Vietnam, defeat fina
New York Times
added Dec 3, 2015 05:47
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[Germany] Why Germans loved Helmut Schmidt

he continued to puff away, whether sitting in a theater or under the lights of a talk show. German department stores sell small metal plates reading: “Helmut Schmidt would smoke here, too.” In a rules-based society like ours, the affection for Mr. Schmidt
New York Times
added Nov 12, 2015 14:40

Betsy Drake, Movie and Stage Actress, Dies at 92

Betsy Drake, a film actress who starred alongside Cary Grant... She became his third wife, between Barbara Hutton and Dyan Cannon. ...Ms. Drake hypnotized Grant to cure his heavy smoking
New York Times
added Nov 12, 2015 14:40

[Europe, Germany] BLAU: The day I met Helmut Schmidt, my chain-smoking father figure

the old man, then 93 and in a wheelchair, sent me to the other side of the room to get myself a pack of cigarettes. Not one cigarette, but a whole pack – it was little surprise to learn that he was estimated to have smoked one every seven minutes througho
The Guardian (uk)
added Nov 11, 2015 21:21

[Germany] Helmut Schmidt’s last cigarette: Europe has lost a voice of reason

While the rest of Western Europe has clamped down vigorously on the ‘evil weed’, Germans have been less totalitarian. Any weekend visitor to Berlin can confirm that 'no smoking' signs are generally more ornamental than practical.
RT TV / TV Novosti (ru)
added Nov 11, 2015 16:55
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