Is it me or sometimes when you find out that someone is sick, say Peter Jennings for example that you say to yourself or even outloud...oh, he was a smoker. And, somehow that justifies the fact that the man had a terminal illness that finally took his life. He quit smoking 20 years ago! Here's another example. Christopher Reeve's wife Dana, who stood by her husband, took care of him until his dying day has found out she has lung cancer.
No, she wasn't a smoker. There's no justification here.