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The Unsinkable Debbie Reynolds

Her self-titled NBC sitcom, in 1970, lasted for one season, partly because she didn’t like the cigarette commercials.
New York Times
added Dec 30, 2016 02:36
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In his outrageous Status Quo heyday, he got through three wives, ten Porsches and £1.7m of drugs.... How Rick Parfitt paid the price for rockin' all over the world

He quaffed whisky and red wine for breakfast, smoked 30 cigarettes a day... ‘I’m pleased that I’ve come out the other side,’ Parfitt reflected, after one of his heart attacks. ‘I’ve had 50 years of smoking and drinking and abusing my body.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Dec 26, 2016 16:04
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Halfdan Mahler, Who Shifted W.H.O.’s Focus to Primary Care, Dies at 93

was the third director general of the World Health Organization, leading it from 1973 to 1988...He banned smoking at the organization’s headquarters — smashing an ashtray to make his point. After retiring from the W.H.O., he directed the International Pl
New York Times
added Dec 16, 2016 16:10
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[Caribbean] From milk to lightbulbs, Fidel Castro reshaped life in Cuba

In 1985, many Cubans stopped smoking when Castro abandoned his ubiquitous cigars as part of a nationwide campaign against tobacco, which remains one of the island's principal exports.
AP - Associated Press
added Nov 29, 2016 03:36
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[Cuba] Fidel Castro’s Sister, an Outspoken Critic, Takes No Joy in His Death

Juanita Castro...They barely exchanged glances at their mother’s funeral in 1963, and she decided to leave soon after when she was detained by a military official, who berated her at a bowling alley for smoking Chesterfields, an American brand of cigarett
New York Times
added Nov 28, 2016 15:08
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[Cuba, Russia] ‘I have a heart of steel’: Fidel Castro’s most memorable quotes

“I reached the conclusion long ago that the one last sacrifice I must make for [Cuban] public health is to stop smoking. I haven't really missed it that much,” 1985, upon announcing he had stopped smoking cigars.
RT TV / TV Novosti (ru)
added Nov 26, 2016 16:40
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[UK] Retired company director, 85, died after he accidentally set light to his M&S dressing gown when he fell asleep while smoking his morning cigar

Retired construction company director Roy Lawton fell asleep while holding his morning cigar, igniting his dressing gown and leaving him with severe burns across his face, arms and shoulders. An inquest heard the 85-year-old from Rugeley in Staffordshi
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Nov 26, 2016 01:37
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First female US attorney general Janet Reno dies

her Department of Justice handled ... suing the tobacco industry along with several states to recover health care money spent on people who suffered the effects of smoking.
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Nov 7, 2016 18:44
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Study: Graphic pictures on cigarette packs would significantly reduce smoking death rate

Using prominent, graphic pictures on cigarette packs warning against smoking could avert more than 652,000 deaths, up to 92,000 low birth weight infants, up to 145,000 preterm births, and about 1,000 cases of sudden infant deaths in the U.S. over the next
EurekAlert
added Nov 6, 2016 17:11
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Steve Dillon, Comic Artist Who Helped Create ‘Preacher,’ Dies at 54

the cause was a ruptured appendix...In 1992 he teamed with Mr. Ennis on Hellblazer,...The series tells the story of John Constantine, a chain-smoking, wisecracking magician who frequently tangles with the Devil.
New York Times
added Oct 24, 2016 22:14
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