Monday, April 02, 2007
List of famous smokers
This is a [parial] list of famous people, for whom smoking is clearly a recognised part of their public image, or who are known for some unusual aspect of smoking.
Pat Nixon - Was a closet cigarette smoker, a fact that came out shortly after her death. Lucille Ball - Her image was used to advertise Philip Morris cigarettes from the 1950s until the 1970s. Drew Barrymore of the famous Barrymore family smokes Marlboro Reds, about 2-3 packs a day. She started smoking cigarettes at age 9 1/2. David Bowie - Several photos--both on stage and publicity shots-- depict Bowie smoking. According to the biography Strange Fascination, he smoked both Gitane and Marlboro cigarettes. Quit in early 2000s after a heart attack. Bette Davis - American film actress who was never without a cigarette. She starred in Now, Voyager (1942), which has the famous scene in which Paul Henreid places two cigarettes in his mouth, lights them, and then passes one to Bette Davis. She died in 1989 after a long battle with breast cancer and having suffered several strokes. Sammy Davis, Jr. - American singer/actor. Often seen smoking on stage and in interviews. Died of throat cancer in May 1990 at age 64.
Walt Disney - His years of chain-smoking led to his death of lung cancer at age 65. George Harrison - Member of The Beatles who was famously seen smoking in the movies A Hard Days Night and Help!. His off-screen chain-smoking habit lead to his death from lung cancer in 2001. Peter Jennings - Journalist and former anchor of ABC World News Tonight. Died of lung cancer in 2005. Kate Moss - Model; smokes four packs of Marlboro Lights per day and has been smoking cigarettes since the age of 12. This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the Wikipedia article "List of famous smokers". This entry is a fragment of a larger work. Link may die if entry is finally removed or merged.
"The lung of the smoker is a naked virgin thrown as a sacrifice into the godfire."
Everyone knows smoking is not good for your health. So long as you're not blowing it in the faces of children it's your own god damn choice.
Smokers are the most selfish and miserable group of humans on the planet. Look at some of these posts. They don't even enjoy their addiction any more. They're not in control, thanks to the chemicals in the cancer sticks, and that affects their thinking.
They care not for others around them, or their children, who will passively inhale their carcinogenic poison.
It's nothing to do with human rights. To compare a health initiative with the Holocaust (see ..."then its the jews") is repulsive and idiotic. It's the cancer, which smokers cause in others as well as themselves, and heart disease, Stupid!
A policy of attempting to stop smoking is no different to a policy of stopping addicts abusing heroin. I feel dumber having read these smokers posts.
Then stop consuming any and all artwork, music, literature, and products created by smokers...throughout history.
Teehee, good luck health nazis!
According to the University of California at Los Angeles (2003), car exhaust causes both short-term and long-term effects: fatigue, headache and nausea in the short term; chronic lung disease, heart disease, behavioral changes, decreased mental functioning as well as cancer in the long term.
Nothing in life is safe ..so get another target , why not pick on people who sneeze ?
Smoking has been reducing for the last 60 years+ in the western world YET cancers continue to increase unchecked (new cases of Lung cancer increased by over 30% between 2000 and 2008 in USA)
Most lung cancer cases are now in non-smokers
Heart disease is the biggest killer of never smoker males over 50 and never smoker females over 60.
Alzheimer's and other diseases that are prevented or normally delayed by smoking are also increasing rapidly.
The tobacco CONTROL industry is about fanaticism and MONEY - More normal people are coming to realise this - the end anti smoker scam is in sight!