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Gary S. Paxton, Whose Life of Extremes Brimmed With Music, Dies at 77

Paxton joined the hippie Jesus movement, fusing Southern gospel with Christian rock in songs ... that denounced drugs, drink and tobacco. Among them were ... “You Ain’t Smokin’ Them Cigarettes (Baby, They’re Smokin’ You).”
New York Times
added Jul 23, 2016 20:25
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[UK] Caroline Aherne, comedian behind 'Royle Family,' dies at 52

Aherne was best known for her "Royle Family" character Denise, a sofa-bound, chain-smoking TV addict ... Aherne was a heavy smoker and drinker who battled depression, culminating in a 1998 suicide attempt at the height of her fame. She also faced several
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jul 3, 2016 10:52
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[UK] Gogglebox star Caroline Aherne has died of throat cancer

Award winning TV writer and actress Caroline Aherne was undergoing treatment for lung cancer related to a genetic form of the disease... The talented star who spent much of a career as recluse, was diagnosed with throat cancer in 2014. At the time she sai
Birmingham Mail (uk)
added Jul 3, 2016 10:52
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[UK] Goodbye Mrs Merton: Comedian Caroline Aherne the genius behind TV's most acerbic chat show host and the Royle Family dies aged 52 after battle with cancer

The star's diagnosis with lung cancer - which she claimed at the time was not related to her former smoking habit - marked the third time... She later became the voice behind the Government's One You health campaign, aimed at tackling smoking and alcohol
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jul 2, 2016 17:53
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[Ireland] Pioneering cardiologist and anti-smoking advocate Risteard Mulcahy dies aged 94

Professor Mulcahy, one of Ireland’s first anti-smoking advocates was founder and president of the Irish Heart Foundation.
Irish Times (ie)
added Jul 1, 2016 21:10
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Pat Summitt, Tennessee Basketball Coach Who Emboldened Women’s Sports, Dies at 64

She was born Patricia Sue Head on June 14, 1952, in Clarksville, Tenn...Her farmer father, Richard Head, was a disciplinarian... During the day, she joined her three older brothers in baling hay and chopping tobacco. At night, she played basketball again
New York Times
added Jun 28, 2016 11:20
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[Latin America] PATTI LYNN: CELEBRATING YUL FRANCISCO DORADO, A DETERMINED VISIONARY

It was because of his vision that, in 2005, Corporate Accountability International established an office and region-wide presence in Latin America. In his early years on staff, Yul was an integral part of partnering with the governments of Uruguay, Colom
Corporate Accountability International
added Jun 6, 2016 13:05
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Obituary: Yul Francisco Dorado, a visionary tobacco control leader in Latin America

Before he joined Corporate Accountability International in 2005 as Director for Latin America, he worked for Consumers International, supervising and supporting the ratification and implementation processes of the FCTC in Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatema
Tobacco Control Journal blogs
added Jun 6, 2016 13:03
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Dave Swarbrick, British Folk Fiddler, Dies at 75

A smoker since his teens, Mr. Swarbrick struggled with failing health in the 1990s. He underwent three tracheotomies, and his emphysema grew so severe that at one point he needed oxygen onstage to perform....A double lung transplant in 2004 improved his
New York Times
added Jun 4, 2016 03:45
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Charles M. Harper, Who Made ConAgra a Food Giant, Dies at 88

Mr. Harper was chief executive of RJR Nabisco...“He was a no-nonsense executive who worked tirelessly and pushed his team hard,” Henry R. Kravis, co-founder of K.K.R. said in an email. “He inherited the investigation into the health issues associated with
New York Times
added May 31, 2016 19:21
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