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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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F. Ross Johnson

Frederick Ross Johnson, OC (December 13, 1931 – December 29, 2016) was a Canadian businessman, best known as the chief executive officer of RJR Nabisco in the 1980s.
Wikipedia
added Jan 1, 2017 14:19
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Former RJR Nabisco chief F Ross Johnson dies at age 85

Johnson was best known for his attempt to take RJR Nabisco Co, the cigarettes-to-cookies conglomerate, private via a leveraged buyout in 1988. It led to a fierce battle — depicted in the book Barbarians at the Gate — that he ultimately lost to KKR in a c
Financial Times (uk)
added Jan 1, 2017 14:18
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Former RJR Nabisco CEO F. Ross Johnson Dies at Age 85

whose reign as chief executive of RJR Nabisco Co. became a symbol of corporate greed in the late 1980s, died of pneumonia Thursday at his home in Jupiter, Fla., a spokesman said. He was 85 years old.
The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition
added Jan 1, 2017 14:16
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F. Ross Johnson, Who Allowed RJR Nabisco Buyout, Dies

The Canadian-born businessman triggered the fiercest contest of the leveraged-buyout era in 1988 by attempting a management-led purchase of the maker of Ritz crackers, Oreo cookies and Winston cigarettes. He lost control of the process after making an in
Bloomberg News
added Jan 1, 2017 14:14
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