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Butch Meriwether: The Marlboro man was killed by a smoking disease and other tobacco truths

It is well known that R.J. Reynolds Tobacco and Philip Morris Company, in addition to other tobacco companies, paid movie stars thousands of dollars, as well as supplying them with free cigarettes, to promote their products on and off-screen. The relati
Todays News Herald (Lake Havasu City, AZ)
added Nov 29, 2016 16:50

[Cuba] Close but no cigar: how America failed to kill Fidel Castro

the famous exploding cigar, which was supposedly to have been given to Castro when he visited the UN in New York. Another idea was to contaminate a cigar with botulinum toxin but it never actually reached him and he quit smoking in 1985.
The Guardian (uk)
added Nov 28, 2016 01:55

[Cuba] From poisoned cigars to exploding seashells: How Fidel Castro survived half a century of crackpot CI

When that failed, the CIA planned to slip him a box of cigars tainted with LSD so that he would burst into fits of laughter during a television interview, said Escalante, author of a book that documents 167 plots against Castro.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Nov 28, 2016 01:54

[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

[Indiana] BRIAN HOWEY: Pence strikes victory match, no exploding cigars here

Pence responded by giving me a box of Punch cigars (one of my favorites, by the way). The man had a sense of humor he used to beguile those taking exception to policy and practice.
The Times of Northwest Indiana
added Nov 28, 2016 02:01

[UK] Fizz, fags, Ferrero Rocher: SEBASTIAN SHAKESPEARE goes inside Farage's night at The Ritz

And as a special honour to chain-smoking Farage, Sir Frederick declared: 'This is my house and people can smoke if they want to.' Farage and many of his acolytes were were wreathed in a fug of smoke for the rest of the evening.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Nov 26, 2016 01:42

[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

[UK] AUDIO: The Man Who Wanted to 'Cure' Smoking

John Waite looks back at the life and work of the anti-smoking guru Allen Carr who died ten years ago of lung cancer after helping millions of people quit smoking with his books and clinics. Carr, a former accountant, was a chain smoker who smoked a hun
BBC Online
added Nov 24, 2016 15:21

[Australia] Sophie Monk puffs on a cigarette as she films with Bachelorette's Sam Johnston beachside

Smoke break! Sophie Monk puffs on a cigarette as she films in Cronulla on Tuesday with The Bachelorette's model Sam Johnston
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Nov 24, 2016 15:09
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[Australia] 'I've gotten so big I can't': Kyle Sandilands reveals he has to walk sideways down the aisle on planes because of his ballooning weight

Old habits: The 45-year-old also insisted that he will 'never' quit smoking cigarettes despite his health woes
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Nov 24, 2016 15:09
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