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Wendell Ford, Democratic governor and senator from Kentucky, dies at 90

mounted an opposition to the tobacco tax that was proposed to underwrite the Clinton administration’s ill-fated health-care plan...opposed regulation of tobacco by the [FDA]... “A lot of kids in our state can go to college because they have an acre of tob
Washington Post
added Jan 22, 2015 19:40
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[Kentucky] Retired U.S. Sen. Wendell H. Ford dies at 90

In 1998, just before his retirement, Ford said, “I tried to stop smoking once or twice -- but not for very long. The only health problems I’ve ever had are two hernia surgeries and an aneurysm. I’m in good health, and I have no intention of stoppin
Owensboro (KY) Messenger Inquirer
added Jan 22, 2015 19:33
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[Kentucky] Democratic icon Wendell Ford dead at age 90

announced in July that he was undergoing chemotherapy treatments for lung cancer...He fought hard against warning labels on cigarette packs and alcoholic beverages and was often photographed with an ever-present cigarette hanging from the corner of his mo
Lexington (KY) Herald-Leader
added Jan 22, 2015 19:30
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[Kentucky] An appreciation of former Sen. Wendell Ford

(Ford quit smoking about a decade ago.)... Ford fought Clinton over a plan to give the Food and Drug Administration the power to regulate tobacco, but the agency eventually got the authority after Ford left Congress.
Louisville (KY) Courier-Journal
added Jan 22, 2015 13:59
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[Kentucky] Former U.S. Senator Wendell Ford dies at age 90

the Owensboro smoker was best known on Capitol Hill as the biggest supporter of the Federal Tobacco Program -- bringing U.S. presidents to Kentucky to understand the crop's impact on the Commonwealth.
WHAS-TV Channel 11 (Louisville, KY)
added Jan 22, 2015 13:57
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Wendell Ford, Ex-Kentucky Governor, US Senator, Dies at 90

He also was an unapologetic smoker, sometimes asking photographers not to shoot until he could get a cigarette in his hand. A reception in Ford's honor during the 1996 Democratic National Convention in Chicago was picketed by anti-tobacco protesters cost
AP - Associated Press
added Jan 22, 2015 13:56
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[Kentucky] Former Senate Democratic Whip Wendell Ford dies at age 90

He used his seat on the Senate Commerce Committee to exempt tobacco from the 1972 Consumer Product Safety Act, which established the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Fox News
added Jan 22, 2015 13:54
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Wendell H. Ford, Kentucky Governor and Senator, Dies at 90

Mr. Ford learned he had lung cancer in July, she said. In Washington, Mr. Ford was best known for his defense of the tobacco industry
New York Times
added Jan 22, 2015 13:50
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[New Hampshire] Nashua Man Catches Fire, Dies After Lighting Cigarette on Gas Stove, Officials Say

William Holland, 75, died in the blaze at his home at 19 Waltham Dr. The blaze broke out at about 2 a.m.
Patch.org
added Jan 20, 2015 22:23
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[UK-Scotland] Pensioner who died in hospital blaze thought to have been smoking in her room while receiving oxygen

STAFF had to evacuate 14 patients from the affected ward to another part of the hospital while firefighters battled for two hours to put out the flames.
Daily Record and Sunday Mail (uk)
added Jan 17, 2015 20:36
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