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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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[Colombia, South America/Caribbean, Uruguay] LYNN: In Memoriam: Yul Francisco Dorado Was a True Champion for People and the Environment

Dorado, who served as the Latin America director of the nonprofit Corporate Accountability International...Philip Morris International lost its lawsuit against the country of Uruguay for passing strong public health laws.... Dorado played an important ro
AlterNet.org
added Oct 23, 2016 13:52
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[Minnesota] Obituary: Kenneth Fitzpatrick, judge who ruled in landmark cigarette industry case, dies at 80

The Minnesota tobacco trial was Fitzpatrick’s “swan song,” Dan Fitzpatrick said. The case was eventually settled for $7 billion. Davies said it “took a great personal toll” on Fitzpatrick. After the trial, he left the profession and moved to Tennessee,
Minneapolis (MN) Star Tribune
added Oct 9, 2016 14:26
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