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Ex-Marlboro Man Dies From
Smoking-Related Disease

Associated Press, by Daisy Nguyen

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 1/27/2014 4:18:10 AM

Eric Lawson, who portrayed the rugged Marlboro man in cigarette ads during the late 1970s, has died. He was 72. Lawson died Jan. 10 at his home in San Luis Obispo of respiratory failure due to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, his wife, Susan Lawson said Sunday. Lawson was an actor with bit parts on such TV shows as "Baretta" and "The Streets of San Francisco" when he was hired to appear in print Marlboro ads from 1978 to 1981. His other credits include "Charlie´s Angels," ´´Dynasty" and "Baywatch." His wife said injuries sustained on the set of a Western film

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Grace1798, 1/27/2014 6:43:54 AM     (No. 9707025)

Maybe I´m stupid or just lucky I was physically Sensitive when I tried to smoke as a kid. But it always seemed Stupid to me to inhale smoke, but of course at age 14, I tried it because of peer pressure. Fortunately, I after a few weeks, I lost my voice entirely and my throat was sore for a month AND I was so dizzy I could not even walk normally. I was ultra and STILL AM ultra sensitive to it. Even today, I cannot be anywhere in a closed room around any kind of fumes whatsoever, the glands in my neck swell up and I begin to pass out. Although it´s never made any sense to me, I guess I am lucky I never got hooked on the stuff...I am healthy today except for the sensitivities...which I can deal with and I have outlived most of my friends and am healthier than most of them at my age.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: StormCnter, 1/27/2014 6:49:15 AM     (No. 9707033)

#1, I´m with you. I tried it once, on a dare from my then-boyfriend. I choked, coughed and came very close to throwing up all over the front seat of his brand new ´56 turquoise and white Chevy. That was enough for me (and for him).

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Catherine, 1/27/2014 7:59:45 AM     (No. 9707113)

He was 72! That´s a good old age. Not that I´m promoting smoking because I never did but really - 72! Something was going to get him eventually.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Rather Read, 1/27/2014 8:15:38 AM     (No. 9707136)

Growing up with a chain smoking mother gave me a disgust of smoking. Also, I was pyrophobic and the very thought of putting a burning tube of tobacco a few inches from my mouth terrified me.

I may be the only person who watches the Bette Davis/Paul Heinreid two cigarettes scene in Now Voyager and laughs at it.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: littleorby, 1/27/2014 8:20:04 AM     (No. 9707143)

I expect it´s more likely the Marlboro man died of complications caused by Aids. He did ride sidesaddle, you know.

ASIDE: Remember when the States were suing the tobacco companies, and WERE going to use the money to provide healthcare for children?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: bigfatslob, 1/27/2014 9:01:55 AM     (No. 9707209)

His horse should have kicked him in the head for smoking in the first place.
How fitting.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: faith_and_Reason, 1/27/2014 11:15:21 AM     (No. 9707440)

Ban tobacco, and imprison the dealers! /s

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Ribicon, 1/27/2014 12:47:32 PM     (No. 9707585)

The AIDS will kill a person a lot quicker than cigarettes and is also contagious, but while smoking is demonized, homosexual behavior is glamorized and presented as normal and healthy, even to young children. Thus we see dead smokers, but not end-stage AIDS victims.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: enemyofthestate, 1/27/2014 4:54:23 PM     (No. 9707945)

But smoking marijuana is OK....

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