Edward DeHart, a tobacco industry consultant credited with helping develop the warning label printed on all cigarette packs sold in the United States, has died of lung cancer. He was 71.
DeHart helped craft the first surgeon general's warning in 1962, when as a public affairs consultant with Hill & Knowlton, he worked with the Tobacco Institute, an industry trade group.
He quit smoking in 1987 when cancer forced his doctors to remove part of his lungs. The cancer recurred and led to his death on Wednesday.