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Thursday, January 27, 2005
CARSON: VICTIM OR MERELY ADDICT?
Will Carson’s loved ones file a law suit against Big Tobaaco?
CARSON'S LAST REGRETS UP IN SMOKE
Carson, a heavy smoker, died from emphysema — and his brother, TV producer Dick Carson, told People that Johnny always regretted his chain-smoking habit.
"In our last conversation he kept saying, 'Those damn cigarettes, those damn cigarettes,' " said Dick Carson.
Who is responsible for Carson’s addiction?
Carson often had a cigarette in hand in the early years of "Tonight," eventually dropping the on-air habit when smoking on TV became frowned on. But he remained a heavy smoker for some years afterward, said a former associate who spoke on condition of anonymity.