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'Smoking killed me' on gravestone

11-23-2013, by
Rest in Peace

The last wish of Albert Whittamore, a 85-year-old British smoker, was to sensitize young people for danger of smoking tobacco. Albert asked his family to put sign "Smoking killed me' on his gravestone and hearse.

Mr. Whittamore who had a small printing store, was for many years in wheelchair because of it.

The signs had the look like the warnings on cigarette packets.

Undertaker Paul Sullivan explains: "Despite Mr. Whittamore has become 85, he suffered greatly from his lung disease caused by smoking. Albert especially wants that nobody should suffer... as he had to do".




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