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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
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[Caribbean] From milk to lightbulbs, Fidel Castro reshaped life in Cuba

In 1985, many Cubans stopped smoking when Castro abandoned his ubiquitous cigars as part of a nationwide campaign against tobacco, which remains one of the island's principal exports.
AP - Associated Press
added Nov 29, 2016 03:36
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[New York] Smoking hot! Dorinda Medley flashes her ample cleavage as she puffs on a cigarette while filming RHONY with Luann de Lesseps and Sonja Morgan

Smoke break: Dorinda Medley was seen puffing on a cigarette while filming for the ninth season of The Real Housewives Of New York City on Monday
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Nov 29, 2016 03:32
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[Australia] Back to his old habits: Kyle Sandilands puffs on a cigarette and scoffs down a plate of food as he rocks his new 'Bart Simpson' hair-do during lunch outing

Probed further by the Angels singer about his overall health, Kyle admitted: 'I'm a smoker. I don't drink alcohol. But I'm a bit of a mess.' Honest: Last week, the shock jock spoke about his unhealthy lifestyle habits, confessing on radio to drinking Co
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Nov 29, 2016 02:28
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[UK] VIDEO: Famous Cigar Merchants Celebrate Churchill’s Birthday By Smoking Indoors

Cigar merchants James J Fox, said to be the oldest cigar merchants in the world, held the bash at their London base in St James’s Street – one of the last remaining public places where people can smoke inside. Phillip Shervington, 71, smokes a cigar whil
Small World News Service (SWNS) (uk)
added Nov 28, 2016 15:11
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[Cuba] Fidel Castro’s Sister, an Outspoken Critic, Takes No Joy in His Death

Juanita Castro...They barely exchanged glances at their mother’s funeral in 1963, and she decided to leave soon after when she was detained by a military official, who berated her at a bowling alley for smoking Chesterfields, an American brand of cigarett
New York Times
added Nov 28, 2016 15:08
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[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
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[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
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[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
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[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
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