‘Winston Man’ Has Died From Lung Cancer

March 9, 2009

Florida (ChattahBox) – The man who shot to fame for his image as the ‘Winston Man’ has died of cancer.

Alan Landers became an icon as the cigarette company’s mascot during the 1960’s and 70’s, until lung cancer made caused him to become an anti-smoking activist.

I am a two-time survivor of lung cancer, as well as open-heart surgery, emphysema, reconstructed vocal cords and nerve damage. With this background, I chose to come forward in support of a tobacco-free world in the interest of protecting the lives of children and future generations,” he once said on his website, winstonman.com.

He has been a part of a trial against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company for what he said was a campaign to directly mislead the public about the dangerous nature of smoking. Proceedings are scheduled for next month.  Landers, who died Feb. 27, of cancer was 68-years-old.


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