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   If tobacco kills famous people before   
age 60, then why can't it kill us too?



Patrick Swayze, 57, Smoker, Dead

Patrick Swayze, Smoker, Dead at 57

Patrick Swayze, star of "Dirty Dancing" and "Ghost" died on September 14, 2009, after a two year battle with pancreatic cancer. According to Johns Hopkins University's Pancreatic Cancer Research Center, "cigarette smoking is one of the biggest risk factors for developing pancreatic cancer ... associated with a 2-3 fold increased risk." A heavy smoker, Patrick openly admitted his belief that smoking "probably" contributed to his cancer. But even after being diagnosed he continued smoking, with each puff adding additional nicotine and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, which promote pancreatic cancer. If smoking robbed us of Patrick, why can't it rob us of you?



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Ex-smoker Terrie Hall - September 16, 2013


Terrie Hall, 53, Amercia's most famous ex-smoker * brain cancer






Fame Struck Down By
Nicotine Dependency


Bill Hicks (YB), 32, comedian * pancreatic cancer


Lorraine Hansberry, 34, playwright (Raisin in the Sun) pancreatic cancer


Luiz Jose Costa, 36, Brazilian music star * lung cancer


Carrie Hamilton, 38, actress, Carol Burnett's daughter * lung cancer


Wilhelmina Cooper, 40, modeling pioneer * lung cancer


Eric Carr, 41, musician (Kiss drummer) * heart and lung cancer


Carolina Knapp, 42, author (Pack of Two/The Hunger) * lung cancer


Judy Holliday, 43, actress * throat cancer


click Punch's image to watch a short YouTube video in which he shares a parting message with smokers

Chris "Punch" Andrews, 43, popular Toronto radio DJ * lung cancer


Nat "King" Cole, 45, singer * lung cancer


John Cipollina, 45, guitarist * emphysema


Nancy Gore Hunger, 46, sister of V.P. Al Gore * lung cancer


Lon Chaney, 47, actor/director * lung cancer


Graham Chapman 48 comic ("Monty Python") * throat cancer


Mary Wells, 49, singer ("My Guy") * larynx cancer


Jack Cassidy, 50, actor * died in a fire from smoking in bed


Errol Flynn, 50, actor * heart attack


Jim Varney, 50, comedian (Ernest) * lung cancer


Roger Maris, 51, baseball player (N.Y. Yankees) * lung cancer


Wayne McLaren, 51, "Marlboro Cowboy" * lung cancer


Robert Shaw, 51, actor (Jaws) * heart attack


Rod Serling, 51, director (Twilight Zone) heavy smoker * heart disease


Carl Wilson, 51, musician (Beach Boys) * lung cancer


Lloyd Haynes, 52, TV actor (General Hospital) * lung cancer


Eddie Kendrick, 52, singer (Temptations) * lung cancer


Roy Orbison, 52, singer ("Pretty Woman") * heart attack


Kidd Kraddick, 53, national morning radio host * heart attack


Terrie Hall, 53, Amercia's most famous ex-smoker * brain cancer


Click to watch a short smoking while injured video clip of Captain Phil Harris, skipper of the Alaskan crab boat Cornelia Marie, featured in ongoing Discovery Channel series 'Deadliest Catch'

Captain Phil Harris, 53, "Deadliest Catch" crab boat skipper * stroke


Jimmy Dorsey, 53, musician, band leader * lung cancer


Jerry Garcia, 53, musician (Grateful Dead) * heart attack


Lindley ("Spike") Jones, 53, band leader * emphysema


Babe Ruth, 53, baseball player * oral cancer


William Talman, 53, actor (Perry Mason's adversary) * lung cancer


Jack Wild, 53, actor (Artful Dodger in Oliver) * mouth cancer


Mark Belanger, 54, baseball shortstop Orioles * lung cancer


Michael Landon, 54, actor - heavy smoker * pancreas and liver cancer


Larry Gilbert, 55, PGA golfer * lung cancer


Susan Hayward, 55, actress * lung cancer


Lee Remick, 55, actress * lung and liver cancer


Ian Fleming, 56, James Bond creator * heart attack


King George VI, 56, Father of Queen Elizabeth II * lung cancer


Betty Grable, 56, "pin-up" girl, actress * lung cancer


Doug McLure, 56, TV actor (The Virginian) * lung cancer


Roger Miller, 56, singer/songwriter * lung/throat cancer


Eddie Rabbitt, 56, singer/song writer * lung cancer


Patrick Swayze, 57, actor ("Dirty Dancing" "Ghost") * pancreatic cancer


Humphrey Bogart, 57, actor ("Casablanca") * esophagus cancer


Wolfman Jack, 57, music disk jockey * heart attack


Edward R. Murrow, 57, reporter * lung cancer


Will Thornbury, 57, modeled for Camel TV ads * lung cancer


George Harrison, 58, musician (The Beatles) * lung cancer


R.J. Reynolds, 58, tobacco company founder * emphysema


R.J. Reynolds, III, 59, tobacco company heir * emphysema


Clark Gable, 59, actor ("Gone With The Wind") * heart attack


Anne Ramsey, 59, actress (Goonies - Mama Fratelli) * throat cancer


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