For All You Smokers...

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Famous Smokers Who Died From It
https://www.datalounge.com/thread/12479961-famous-smokers-who-have-died-from-it

Luiz Jose Costa (Brazilian music star)- 36 - Lung Cancer

Wilhelmina Behmenburg (model agent)- 40 - Lung Cancer

Judy Holiday (actress)- 43 - Throat Cancer

Nat "King" Cole - 45 - Lung Cancer

Mary Wells - 49 - Throat Cancer

Steve McQueen - 50 - Lung Cancer

Jack Cassidy - 50 - Fire (smoking in bed)

Errol Flynn - 50 - Heart Disease

Carl Wilson (Beach Boys) - 51 - Lung Cancer

Wayne McLaren (Marlboro Man) - 51 - Lung Cancer

Rod Serling - 51 - Heart Disease (4 packs a day)

Roger Maris (baseball player) - 51 - Lung Cancer

Lloyd Haynes (General Hospital) - 52 - Lung Cancer

Eddie Kendrick - 52 - Lung Cancer

Babe Ruth - 53 - Throat Cancer

Jimmy Dorsey (musician) - 53 - Lung Cancer

Michael Landon - 54 - Pancreatic Cancer (4 packs a day)

Larry Gilbert (golfer) - 54 - Lung Cancer

Mark Belanger (Orioles shortstop) - 54 - Lung Cancer

Lee Remick - 55 - Lung and Kidney Cancer

John Candy - 55 - Heart Disease (2 packs a day)

Susan Hayward (actress) - 55 - Lung Cancer

Will Thornbury (Camel Model) - 56 - Lung Cancer

Eddie Rabbit (singer) - 56 - Lung Cancer

Doug McLure (The Virginian) - 56 - Lung Cancer

Ian Flemming - 56 - Heart Disease

Betty Grable - 57 - Lung Cancer

Edward R. Murrow - 57 - Lung Cancer

Humphrey Bogart - 57 - Throat Cancer

James Franciscus - 57 - Emphysema

Wolfman Jack - 57 - Heart Disease

R.J. Reynolds - 58 - Emphysema

R.J. Reynolds 2d - 58 - Emphysema

Gracie Allen (wife of George Burns) - 58 - Heart Disease

Dick Powell - 59 - Lung Cancer

Clark Gable - 59 - Heart Disease

Anne Ramsey (actress) - 59 - Throat Cancer

Larry Linville (Frank Burns) - 60 - Lung Cancer

Elsbeary Hobbs (The Drifters) - 60 - Throat and Lung Cancer

R.J. Reynolds 3d - 60 - Emphysema

Bob Fossee - 60 - Heart Disease (4 packs a day)

Gary Cooper - 60 - Lung Cancer

Robert Morgan (Disc Jockey) - 60 - Lung Cancer

Gary Crosby (son of Bing Crosby) - 61 - Lung Cancer

Chet Huntley- 62 - Lung Cancer

Bea Benaderet (Petticoat Junction) - 62 - Emphysema

Dick York - 63 - Emphysema

Ulysses S. Grant (President) - 63 - Throat Cancer

Cal Ripkin, Sr. (baseball player/coach) - 63 - Lung Cancer

Franchot Tone - 63 - Lung Cancer

Jack Soo - 63 - Throat Cancer

Sammy Davis, Jr. - 64 - Throat Cancer

Aldo Ray - 64 - Throat Cancer

Walt Disney - 65 - Lung Cancer

Robert Goizuata (CocaCola Chair) - 65 - Lung Cancer

Yul Brynner - 65 - Lung Cancer

Tallulah Bankhead - 65 - Emphysema

George Peppard - 65 - Lung Cancer

Sarah Vaughan - 66 - Lung Cancer

Spencer Tracy - 66 - Lung Cancer

Patrick O'Neal - 66 - Lung Cancer

Giacamo Puccini - 66 - Throat Cancer

Colleen Dewhurst - 67 - Lung Cancer

Harry Reasoner - 68 - Lung Cancer

Alan J. Lerner - 68 - Lung Cancer

Melina Mercouri - 68 - Lung Cancer

Desi Arnaz - 69 - Lung Cancer

Nancy Walker - 69 - Lung Cancer

Audrey Meadows - 69 - Lung Cancer

Ross Thomas (author) - 69 - Lung Cancer

Buster Keaton - 70 - Emphysema

Jeanne Tierney (actress) - 70 - Emphysema

Chuck Connors - 71 - Lung Cancer

Neville Brand (actor) - 71 - Emphysema

Art Blakey (jazz drummer) - 71 - Lung Cancer

Jackie Gleason - 71 - Heart Disease, Cancer

John Wayne - 72 - Lung Cancer

Ed Sullivan - 72 - Lung Cancer

Leonard Bernstein - 72 - Lung Cancer

Noel Coward - 73 - Heart Disease

K.T. Stevens - 74 - Lung Cancer

Duke Ellington - 75 - Lung Cancer

John Henry Falk - 76 - Throat Cancer

T.S. Elliot - 76 - Emphysema

Lucille Ball - 77 - Heart Disease

Mo Howard (Three Stooges) - 77 - Lung Cancer

Gloria Clapp (Camel model) - 77 - Emphysema

Lillian Hellman - 79 - Emphysema

Henry Morgan - 79 - Lung Cancer

Jack Benny - 80 - Lung Cancer

Arthur Godfrey - 81 - Lung Cancer

John Huston - 81 - Emphysema

Bette Davis - 81 - Stroke

Mary Astor (actress) - 81 - Emphysema
 
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I've never smoked anything nor have I understood the appeal of smoking nicotine cigarettes especially. Nicotine in cigarettes just looks like a vasoconstrictor to me, except with more consequence.

I'm not one of those pious "high horse" people and, quite frankly, I won't look down on anyone for smoking because I could care less what other people are doing to themselves, but I don't understand why anyone does it other than nicotine addition, habit, and for social reasons.
 
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I gave up smoking a few years ago and its the best thing I ever did. I am not sure though that scare tactics really help a smoker to quit - as a smoker when you read this stuff it makes you stressed and you feel like you want to smoke even more - even though that is illogical....
 
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Plenty of famous and non famous people have died from various forms of cancer or heart disease who have never smoked in their lives.

Also plenty of smokers have lived to 90+ with no smoking related illnesses.

I believe there is more to it than JUST smoking. We're all gonna die someday anyway.
 

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I've never smoked anything nor have I understood the appeal of smoking nicotine cigarettes especially. Nicotine in cigarettes just looks like a vasoconstrictor to me, except with more consequence.

I'm not one of those pious "high horse" people and, quite frankly, I won't look down on anyone for smoking because I could care less what other people are doing to themselves, but I don't understand why anyone does it other than nicotine addition, habit, and for social reasons.

People smoke in social settings, the nicotine gets into their system consistently and they begin to look for the headrush more and more.

Eventually, you don't feel anything at all while smoking. You're just going through the motions.

I'm actually trying to quit right now - I never enjoyed smoking cigarettes by themselves, but I mix tobacco with my weed all of the time.

I essentially get my nicotine through that, but trying to break the habit ASAP! I DON'T WANT HEART DISEASE!
 
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