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Elementary: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

“I make deductions. That’s what I do. Hey, I read Sherlock Holmes."...Bob Lanier—the six-foot-eleven Moriarty of the Detroit Pistons—would sneak cigarettes during halftime. “I knew, if Lanier was smoking, if I made him run in the second half he’d be in pa
The New Yorker
added Nov 12, 2015 02:35

[Europe, Germany] BLAU: The day I met Helmut Schmidt, my chain-smoking father figure

the old man, then 93 and in a wheelchair, sent me to the other side of the room to get myself a pack of cigarettes. Not one cigarette, but a whole pack – it was little surprise to learn that he was estimated to have smoked one every seven minutes througho
The Guardian (uk)
added Nov 11, 2015 21:21

Ed Sheeran quits smoking

The Thinking Out Loud singer took up the bad habit as a teenager and has continued to puff away on and off for years... "It was cold turkey," he said while appearing on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. "I realised that I'd been smoking for 10 years and that's
AAP (Australian Associated Press) (au)
added Nov 11, 2015 20:51

[Germany] Helmut Schmidt’s last cigarette: Europe has lost a voice of reason

While the rest of Western Europe has clamped down vigorously on the ‘evil weed’, Germans have been less totalitarian. Any weekend visitor to Berlin can confirm that 'no smoking' signs are generally more ornamental than practical.
RT TV / TV Novosti (ru)
added Nov 11, 2015 16:55

[Germany] Former German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt, who smoked 60 a day since he was a teenager, dies in hospital aged 96

Helmut Schmidt was the only person in Germany allowed to smoke on live television such was his standing in the eyes of his countrymen
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Nov 11, 2015 00:21

[UK] Johan Cruyff reveals thinking about football takes his mind off illness as Barcelona and Holland hero has treatment for lung cancer

Cruyff was a habitual smoker until 1991, when he underwent heart bypass surgery
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Nov 10, 2015 23:27

[UK] Has Jeremy Clarkson bagged a Bridget Jones cameo? Former Top Gear presenter pictured puffing on a cigarette on London film set

The former Top Gear presenter cut a relaxed figure as he was spotted puffing on a cigarette in-between takes for the third installment in the much-loved franchise. Jeremy, 55, gave away no clues regarding the nature of his role or the level of involvemen
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Nov 10, 2015 23:24

[UK] PICTURE EXCLUSIVE: Jerry Hall gives Patsy a run for her money as she puffs on a cigarette while making windswept cameo in new Absolutely Fabulous film

Walking down the red carpet outside the club, puffing on a cigarette, Jerry looked her usual immaculate self in a stunning silver ballgown until things took a turn for the worse as a strong wind roughly ruffled her famous blonde locks. Scroll down for vi
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Nov 10, 2015 23:23

[Germany] Helmut Schmidt, a man of will and cigarettes

Die Zeit, where he took the role of joint publisher. He kept day-to-day control and continued working in the paper’s offices until well into his 90s — always wreathed in a cloud of cigarette smoke. He was, perhaps, Germany’s most famous and defiant smoker
added Nov 10, 2015 21:41

[Europe, Germany] Helmut Schmidt, Assertive West German Chancellor, Dies at 96

(Meanwhile, a cigarette smoker almost to the end of his life, he was the only public figure in Germany allowed to disregard smoking bans.)
New York Times
added Nov 10, 2015 15:09
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