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Leonard Nimoy, cast member of the new film "Star Trek Into Darkness", poses as he arrives at the film's premiere in Hollywood in this file photo from May 14, 2013. Veteran actor Nimoy, best known as Spock in the 1960s television series "Star Trek" and a string of feature films that followed, said he was "doing OK" after being diagnosed with lung disease and urged fans on February 6, 2014 to quit smoking. REUTERS/Fred Prouser/Files

‘Star Trek’ star Leonard Nimoy ‘doing OK’ after lung disease diagnosis

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Piya Sinha-Roy, Reuters

LOS ANGELES - Veteran actor Leonard Nimoy, best known as Spock in the 1960s television series "Star Trek" and a string of feature films that followed, said he was "doing OK" after being diagnosed with lung disease and urged fans on Thursday to quit smoking.

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"Smokers, please understand. If you quit after you're diagnosed with lung damage it's too late. Grandpa says learn my lesson. Quit now,"Nimoy tweeted to his 810,000 followers.

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