Stop Smoking Message Was British Man's Final Request

A British man who died from emphysema had a sign stating, “Smoking Killed Me” placed on his hearse and at his grave site in hopes of encouraging others to quit their addiction, the Associated Press reported March 3.


The will of Albert 'Dick' Whittamore directed that the signs be displayed as his hearse passed through his hometown of Dover, England. Whittamore, 85, believed that the smoking he did earlier in life lead to his fatal lung disease.


The signs resembled the health warnings that appear on cigarette packs in the U.K. 

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Stop Smoking Message Was British Man’s Final Request

A British man who died from emphysema had a sign stating, “Smoking Killed Me” placed on his hearse and at his grave site in hopes of encouraging others to quit their addiction, the Associated Press reported March 3.

The will of Albert ’Dick’ Whittamore directed that the signs be displayed as his hearse passed through his hometown of Dover, England. Whittamore, 85, believed that the smoking he did earlier in life lead to his fatal lung disease.

The signs resembled the health warnings that appear on cigarette packs in the U.K. 

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