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My travels with John Slade
  1. Gregory Connolly
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John Slade was a devoted Christian. A few years ago, John took me to a Sunday morning service at Westminster Abbey in London with Frances, his wife, and Jack Henningfield. It was beautiful and the music and sermon reflected John's devotion to God. A year or so later we were once again in London advising the UK on tobacco issues and John took me to Vespers at a beautiful Anglican chapel a few blocks from the meeting. When the minister asked me what Anglican Church I attended in Boston I had to admit that I was a Catholic and it was St Joe's in Belmont. John laughed and told him same “company” but only a different floor. We all laughed. I had my religious revenge with John when Father Mike Crosby, a close friend of John and I, baptised my son James about 11 years ago at our home. John and Alan Blum came to Boston so that they could celebrate my son's baptism. It was a wonderful occasion. The night we celebrated Vespers I came closer to God because of John. When you fight the immoral actions of the tobacco industry, you need a …

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  • John Slade and Gregory Connolly are co-authors on an article in a supplement to this issue.