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Britain’s ‘oldest smoker’ dies after puffing on cigarettes for 95 years

Tweet The great-great grandmother, who loved a good party, took her first puff aged seven, just after the First World War started. Throughout her life it is thought the defiant OAP, who outlived her husband, son and all of her 10 stepchildren, smoked more than 170,000 cigarettes. Mrs Langley, who made headlines at her 100th birthday after being photographed lighting a cigarette with a candle, began smoking to calm her nerves during the war. The ... Jump to full article >>

George Weissman, Leader at Philip Morris and in the Arts in New York, Dies at 90

Tweet George Weissman, who helped transform Philip Morris from a midlevel tobacco company to a diversified conglomerate known for contributions to the arts, and who then led Lincoln Center for nearly a decade, died on July 24 in Greenwich, Conn. He was 90. The cause was complications of a recent fall at his home in Rye, N.Y., his son Paul said. Mr. Weissman began his corporate ascent in the movie and public relations businesses, and one of his ea ... Jump to full article >>