Tuxedo completely satisfies my tobacco taste. It is mild and has a delicious flavor. Most important of all, from a singers standpoint, Tuxedo does not irritate my throat.
Italian tenor Enrico Caruso (1873-1921) explains that “from a singer’s standpoint, Tuxedo does not irritate my throat.” Caruso sang professionally for 25 years. He made his Metropolitan Opera debut in 1903 and continued singing at the Met until his fatal illness in 1920. What seemed to be a severe episode of bronchitis resulted in a throat hemorrhage during the first act of an opera at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Though he was able to give three more performances after the hemorrhage, he struggled and was eventually diagnosed with emphysema, a collection of pus within the pleural cavity surrounding the lungs, and pleuritis, an inflammation of the lining of the pleural cavity. Pleuritis can sometimes be attributed to lung cancer, though Caruso’s doctors eventually decided the source of his pleuritis might be a burst subrenal abscess. Caruso’s illness was extremely painful, and he was forced to undergo seven surgeries to drain his chest and lungs of fluid. He succumbed to the illness in 1921, at the age of 48.
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