When Phil Harris, captain of the Cornelia Marie and star of the Discovery Channel’s “The Deadliest Catch,” died on January 29, 2010, of a massive stroke at age 53. Doctors attributed it to his 40-year, three pack a day smoking habit. Son Josh, who has always planned to follow in his father’s footsteps as a fishing boat captain, says that his father’s untimely death was a wake-up call. “Our Dad’s death has really opened my brother’s and my eyes about wellness,” Josh said. “I don’t want anybody to have to go through the terrible time our family just went through. It’s the most horrible thing ever.”
A smoker himself, Josh started looking for alternatives to smoked tobacco when he was introduced to inLife’s electronic cigarette. Josh says he was impressed by inLife’s design and performance, especially compared to other products on the market. Both Josh and his brother Jake used their inLife e-cigs during the Discovery Channel show “After the Catch,” where they discussed their father’s life and death.
Today Josh is a spokesperson for inLife and has launched a “GOTeNICOTINE.com Stop Smoking Campaign” to promote electronic cigarettes as a safer alternative to smoked tobacco.