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Leonard Nimoy’s family to raise funds for COPD Foundation; late actor campaigned vs. smoking

Nimoy's grandchild Dani said he will put up special shirts on the ShopLLAP.com "where all of the proceeds will go to the COPD Foundation." "Hi all, as you all know, my Grandpa passed away this morning at 8:40 from end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary
GMANews.TV (ph)
added Feb 28, 2015 10:47
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VIDEO: Leonard Nimoy's final interview: Star spoke out to warn his fans of the dangers of smoking

Leonard recalled the difference in attitude towards smoking in his youth, and how it was seen as a harmless thing to do back then. "It was something that was part of my life, part of my culture," he said. "It was cool to light a cigarette."
The Mirror (uk)
added Feb 28, 2015 10:46
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Leonard Nimoy: 'Nicotine is the hook. Smoke is the dagger.'

continued to tweet on a fairly regular basis about the dangers of smoking and congratulated those who told him they had kicked the habit.
Los Angeles Times
added Feb 28, 2015 10:43
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'Star Trek' icon Leonard Nimoy dies at age 83

"I smoked a lot of cigarettes. And all that ever came from it was to send some tobacco grower's kid through college and what I got was a pair of beat up lungs," he told Boston University students. "Respect your body."
USA Today
added Feb 28, 2015 10:33
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ARCHIVE: VIDEO: Leonard Nimoy on contracting lung disease: ‘I was an Olympic championship smoker’

“The big advertising campaign for Camels was, ‘More doctors smoke Camels than any other cigarette,’” Nimoy told Morgan, adding that they were billed as being good for one’s lungs.... I could smoke in the shower. I could smoke anyplace. It was part of my
Raw Story
added Feb 28, 2015 10:29
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Leonard Nimoy’s Tweet Warning To Smokers Before His Death

On a regular basis, Leonard supported people trying to quit cigarette smoking with inspirational tweets, such as these ones: Stopping smoking? I ‘m so proud of the quitters . LLAP — Leonard Nimoy (@TheRealNimoy) October 3, 2014 If you’re not smoking, c
Hollywood Life (blog)
added Feb 28, 2015 10:26
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Diagnosed with COPD, Leonard Nimoy urged people to quit smoking

“One of the devastating things about COPD is once you put the process in motion, it continues even when people stop smoking. It’s exceedingly frustrating not only to lung doctors, but to patients,” Edelman told TODAY. “It seems that the body just wants
Today Show (NBC)
added Feb 28, 2015 10:24
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Leonard Nimoy Death From Smoking: What Is Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease? Star Trek Star Urged Fans To Quit Tobacco

A few days later, he rang the alarm again. "Smokers, please understand. If you quit after you're diagnosed with lung damage it's too late. Grandpa says learn my lesson. Quit now," he tweeted, adding, "I'm doing OK. Just can't walk distances. Love my life
IBTimes (uk)
added Feb 28, 2015 10:20
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Leonard Nimoy died of COPD. He wanted every smoker to quit

He even snuck a no-smoking message into Star Trek IV (which he directed). / Quit smoking image from Star Trek IV / He warned non-smokers not to start. And seeing others give up tobacco because of his message was a source of happiness for him.
CBC News (ca)
added Feb 28, 2015 10:19
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HARPER: Advice From Leonard Nimoy: Want To Live Long And Prosper? Don't Smoke

It’s ironic — bitterly so — that a man who became famous playing a character who was the epitome of logic and clear thinking died because of one of humanity’s most illogical flaws.... As we deal with a whole lot of tobacco-related issues, including how t
Forbes
added Feb 27, 2015 18:34
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