Tags

,

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk/1218554.stm

Sir Richard Doll, the scientist who first confirmed the link between smoking and lung cancer, has died at the age of 92.

Professor Alex Markham, chief executive of Cancer Research UK, said: “There is already one extraordinary memorial to this truly exceptional individual – the millions of lives that he saved through revealing the truth about the deadly nature of smoking.”

Read his obituary in the Times.