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[Louisiana] Who Is LaToya Cantrell, New Orleans’s First Female Mayor?

Ms. Cantrell was elected to the City Council in 2012. Her best-known accomplishment was an ordinance to end smoking in city bars and casinos, though only after a contentious debate about whether a city famous for hedonism might be giving up its identity.
New York Times
added Nov 21, 2017 13:14
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[Norway] Norwegian heiress gets off lightly – with £23,000 drink-driving fine

The heiress was given a 42% share in her family’s investment firm in 2007 and is ranked the world’s second-youngest billionaire...The family’s wealth stems originally from its acquisition of the celebrated Norwegian tobacco company JL Tiedemanns Tobaksfa
The Guardian (uk)
added Nov 19, 2017 01:17
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[Norway] Norwegian billionaire tobacco heiress given $38,750 drunk-driving fine

Katharina G. Andresen is reportedly Norway’s richest woman...Fines for drunken driving in Norway are based on the defendant’s income...Oslo City Court said the penalty could have been up to 40 million kroner ($6.2 million) if based on Andresen’s assets.
AP - Associated Press
added Nov 19, 2017 01:13
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[UK] Jeremy Clarkson, 57, displays his slimmer frame as he steps out with girlfriend Lisa Hogan, 46, in London... after giving up smoking following health scare

The former Top Gear host, 57, displayed a much slimmer figure as he left the swanky Ivy Chelsea Garden with the blonde, 46 - after giving up his 40-a-day smoking habit, following his terrifying health scare.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Nov 18, 2017 16:15
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[UK] Simon Cowell cuts down from 80 cigarettes to just TWO a day and gives up vodka... as he embarks on health kick following his shock fall at home

That's it! X Factor head judge Simon told the publication: 'I've cut down smoking to two [cigarettes] a day. That's it!'
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Nov 18, 2017 16:15
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[France] "French Elvis" Johnny Hallyday hospitalised - media

, had a brush with death in 2009 and is currently being treated for cancer.... Hard partying, drugs, alcohol and dark tobacco played a part in carving out the husky voice and an increasingly craggy face
Reuters
added Nov 17, 2017 21:45
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Trump’s pick for Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention deemed problematic by Anchorage nonprofit

“He’s worked for many industries such as Dow Agrosciences, the Koch industries...He’s even worked for the tobacco industry to justify the safety of secondhand smoke.”
Alaska Public Media
added Nov 15, 2017 22:24
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[Maryland] Hometown Hero: Sheila Ross of Eastport — A lung cancer survivor who became a leading lung cancer advocate

retired in January and is preparing to write a book...“The Politics of Lung Cancer.”...Ross was involved in a filing an amicus brief in the U.S. Justice Department lawsuit against the big tobacco companies...
Baltimore (MD) Sun
added Nov 15, 2017 15:15
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[Canada] Shoppers Drug Mart founder Murray Koffler was a business visionary who leaves a philanthropic legacy

That kind of decisive action to improve society – based on a personal experience – was a hallmark of Mr. Koffler, who died on Sunday at his home in Toronto. Mr. Koffler created what is now Canada's largest drugstore business, but his legacy extends to a
Globe and Mail (ca)
added Nov 15, 2017 02:24
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Cancer Research UK raises awareness in Preston

Pop star Ronan Keating is backing the Cancer Research UK Cancer Awareness Roadshow which is visiting Preston...more than four in 10 cases of cancer could be prevented, largely through lifestyle changes. Not smoking is the best thing people can do to redu
Lancashire Evening Post (uk)
added Nov 14, 2017 12:46
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