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[Tennessee] Phil Everly's widow shares the pain of his COPD death

When they met, Phil was a chain smoker, but he eventually quit in 2001. "Seven years of nagging, I finally got through to him," she said. "That's a long time to be nagged."...Genetics and smoking are often causes of COPD, but the disease can and does occ
The Tennessean
added Oct 31, 2014 20:58
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A Writer Whose Pen Never Rests, Even Facing Death

Clive James has just published a book of writing on poetry...Once a three-fisted drinker and smoker, Mr. James, 75, was found to have leukemia in 2010, with the added complications of emphysema and kidney failure.
New York Times
added Oct 31, 2014 19:33
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Doctors Want Hollywood to Cancel E-Cigs

The Pennsylvania Medical Society passed a resolution calling on the American Medical Association to lobby federal agencies to prohibit celebrity endorsements and product placement of electronic cigarettes. “Electronic cigarettes should not be on televis
Physicians News Digest
added Oct 30, 2014 23:19
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Jones Day Adds Ex-Womble Carlyle Tobacco Litigator ($$)

Jack M. Williams joins Jones Day as a partner after serving as a partner in the Atlanta office of Womble Carlyle...will continue to represent R.J. Reynolds at Jones Day, according to the firm, having tried 50 jury trials for the company over just the las
Law360
added Oct 30, 2014 14:45
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[Florida] Engle Trading Card Tuesday: Flashback Part 4

Since we featured him in a Series 1 card, Alex Alvarez has more than doubled his CVN Engle trial experience, going an impressive 6-2 over the last three years, including his biggest damage award: a $45 million verdict in Alexander v. Lorillard Tobacco Co
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Oct 30, 2014 14:20
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[North Carolina] Hidden History of Winston-Salem / Six stories from Forsyth County’s past you probably haven’t heard.

William Neal Reynolds...in his will: That his 1,100 acre estate, Tanglewood, be turned into a public park for the citizens of Forsyth County—but only the white citizens.... While many know R.J. Reynolds as a tobacco tycoon...he had a superstitious side...
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Oct 30, 2014 14:17
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[Michigan] Tobacco whistleblower talks cigarette policies

Wigand spoke at the School of Public Health Wednesday afternoon to a crowd of about 100 people, discussing the potential public health impact and controversy surrounding e-cigarettes, the science behind tobacco engineering that promotes addiction and the
Michigan Daily [U. of Michigan]
added Oct 30, 2014 12:54
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ARCHIVE: 11 Lawyers You Definitely Don't Want To See Across The Aisle

David Bernick Firm: Kirkland & Ellis / Dan Webb Firm: Winston & Strawn / Ted Wells Firm: Paul Weiss Awards: Named Lawyer of the Year in 2006 by The National Law Journal and repeatedly as one of the top 100 most influential lawyers and one of the top w
Business Insider
added Oct 28, 2014 09:45
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[UK] Did Mel B Get Chucked Out Of The MOBO Awards For Smoking Inside? X Factor Judge Says No!

"This story is false. Mel did not light up a cigarette in the backstage area. The show rehearsals ran late meaning less time on the red carpet,” the source told The Mirror. An insider told the publication that Mel did have a whinge to her husband Stephen
Entertainmentwise (uk)
added Oct 24, 2014 14:21
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Tobacco CEO and CVS exec both want people to quit smoking

The two women behind these recent decisions—Helena Foulkes,...and Susan Cameron...—shared their thoughts on the question of what to do when value and values collide in early October at Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Summit.
Fortune Magazine
added Oct 23, 2014 16:16
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