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ARCHIVE: Susan Cheever on the Real Bill W.

the AA founder's complicated life ...Bill Wilson was no saint. He smoked like a chimney and acted like a pig...1971 nurse's logs...show an unhappy man struggling for breath—he was dying of emphysema
The Fix - Addiction and Recovery, Straight Up
added Apr 1, 2017 18:43
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Brian Oldfield, Shot-Putting Superstar, Dies at 71

he had heart and lung problems and diabetes. Oldfield brought a fresh approach to shot-putting. Between throws he sometimes puffed on a cigarette.
New York Times
added Mar 31, 2017 01:49
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[Armenia] Sinatra songwriter and cigar legend Avo Uvezian dead at 91

Uvezian was living in New York, but a friend knew a singer from New Jersey that was looking for new standards. The man’s name was Frank Sinatra. In 1966 Uvezian played “Broken Guitars” for Sinatra, who fell in love with the melody, but convinced Avo to t
Public Radio of Armenia (am)
added Mar 29, 2017 19:42
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John W. Walsh, Who Fought for Cure for Lung Disease, Dies at 68

“John has given us who have C.O.P.D. and those who support us daily — doctors, nurses, respiratory therapists, researchers, patients, foundation staff, our industry partners, our own families and friends — the gift of hope,” she said. “Hope that one day
New York Times
added Mar 17, 2017 20:59
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Dorothy Rice, Pioneering Economist Who Made Case for Medicare, Dies at 94

estimated in 1998 that smoking-related illnesses cost Medicaid $12.9 billion a year...“I feel strongly that any global settlement with the tobacco industry should go beyond $368 billion.” It was eventually pared to about $250 million over 25 years.
New York Times
added Mar 4, 2017 15:12
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[UK] Violent, drunk and sex-crazed: Theatre critic Kenneth Tynan's daughter reveals the man behind the glittering facade in unsparing memoir

Ken was dead at 53 from emphysema, exacerbated by the two packs of Dunhill cigarettes he smoked each day and refused to cut out. The excess carbon dioxide in his blood made him prone to paranoid hallucinations — and his death makes tragic reading. He wa
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Feb 24, 2017 22:11
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[UK] Steve Hewlett: Radio 4 presenter dies at the age of 58

He was diagnosed last March with cancer of the oesophagus.
BBC Online
added Feb 24, 2017 14:25
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[New York] Frank Pellegrino Sr., 72, Gatekeeper at Rao’s, a Celebrity Hangout

The cause was lung cancer, his son, Frank Jr., said.... Mr. Pellegrino was a constant presence at Rao’s, sometimes sipping a Chivas at the bar, sometimes puffing on a Parliament 100 on the patio
New York Times
added Feb 2, 2017 05:20
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Richman Led Kraft in 1980s and Tried to Revive Tupperware

As chief executive of Kraft Inc. in the 1980s, John Richman oversaw some of America’s best-known food brands...cigarette maker Philip Morris Cos. agreed to chomp down Kraft for $13.1 billion, at that time one of the biggest takeovers ever.
The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition
added Jan 13, 2017 22:36
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[Canada] KREISMAN: Princess Leia ultimately killed by the real Darth Vader

Carrie Fisher was a lifelong smoker who died at age 60 from a sudden heart attack...She had also fought mental health and addiction battles. The prevalence of smoking is disproportionately elevated in both of these groups...a meaningful public teaching mo
Vancouver (BC) Sun (ca)
added Jan 4, 2017 06:22
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