The recent announcements of Peter Jennings' lung cancer and Johnny Carson's emphysema have brought renewed attention to the 400,000-plus U.S. deaths caused each year by tobacco addiction.
This sad political satire/cartoon by Michael Ramirez highlights the incredibly talented people who have been killed early by tobacco addiction. Many of them were paid by the tobacco cartel to promote smoking to a public who didn't even know their favorite stars were getting paid.
For a complete list of such talented stars, visit the Tobacco Hall of Shame.
Alan Landers, a former Winston model (and lung cancer victim), is scheduled to appear Saturday, April 23 on Larry King Live.
To send a letter in support of clean indoor air where you live, go to www.smokefree.net/alerts.php
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." Margaret Mead