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Ex-Marlboro man dies from smoking-related disease
Yahoo News ^ | 1/27/2014 | DAISY NGUYEN

Posted on 01/27/2014 11:30:22 AM PST by Beave Meister

Edited on 01/27/2014 11:37:03 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

LOS ANGELES (AP) 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.


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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Health/Medicine; Society
KEYWORDS: cigarettes; copd; ericlawson; health; marlboro; marlboroman; pufflist; smoking
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Can't think of many benefits of smoking.....
1 posted on 01/27/2014 11:30:23 AM PST by Beave Meister
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To: Beave Meister

So, he died close to the end of the life expectancy and he died of something.


2 posted on 01/27/2014 11:33:18 AM PST by cll (Serviam!)
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To: cll

72 is not that old.....just ask any 72 year olds.


3 posted on 01/27/2014 11:34:56 AM PST by Beave Meister (Die Hard Cubs Fan.....if it takes forever.)
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To: Beave Meister
Everybody dies of something.

/johnny

4 posted on 01/27/2014 11:35:17 AM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Beave Meister
Lawson was also survived by six children, 18 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Looks like he stayed busy between puffs.

5 posted on 01/27/2014 11:35:19 AM PST by smoothsailing
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To: JRandomFreeper

Killed by death.


6 posted on 01/27/2014 11:36:13 AM PST by kevao (Biblical Jesus: Give your money to the poor. Socialist Jesus: Give your neighbor's money to the poor)
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To: Beave Meister
it's taxed..as sin tax, funding for 0'ButtCrack's/'Rats give away state/federal programs

7 posted on 01/27/2014 11:36:29 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: Beave Meister
Can't think of many benefits of smoking.....

It reduces competition for resources (after a while)

8 posted on 01/27/2014 11:36:34 AM PST by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: skinkinthegrass
Tobacco grown for ones own use isn't taxed.

/johnny

9 posted on 01/27/2014 11:39:27 AM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Beave Meister

Everything in life has risks, including being a couch potato. Some things have higher risks.


10 posted on 01/27/2014 11:40:57 AM PST by umgud (2A can't survive dem majorities)
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To: Beave Meister

Every one who imbibes dihydrogen monoxide eventually dies too.


11 posted on 01/27/2014 11:41:43 AM PST by Las Vegas Ron ("Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism" Vladimir Lenin)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

True, but I do pity all the folks walking around these days with their little oxy bottles.


12 posted on 01/27/2014 11:43:16 AM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: cll

Current Life Expectancy is 75.9 years, according to the SSA.

http://www.ssa.gov/OACT/STATS/table4c6.html

He lost 4, in an average sense.

He could also have been hit by a bus prematurely.


13 posted on 01/27/2014 11:45:25 AM PST by Uncle Miltie (Mohammed was a pedophile and Islam is a Totalitarian Death Cult.)
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To: kevao

Life will kill you.


14 posted on 01/27/2014 11:46:52 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Beave Meister

I smoked Kools for 30 years.

After my first heart attack, my cardiologists said “It was the smoking that killed you”

Threw 8 cartons in the trash when I got home.

Haven’t had one since.


15 posted on 01/27/2014 11:47:33 AM PST by TomServo
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To: Beave Meister

It seems we lose one of these “ex-Marlboro men” every 10 years or so according to the “media”. We’re slowly losing all of them.


16 posted on 01/27/2014 11:47:34 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (ObamaCare. The "global warming" of healthcare plans.)
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To: nascarnation

Me too.

Funny thing is some of them never smoked a day in their entire lives.

I’ve been a smoker for the last 35 years, I’m not saying it’s a wise habit but the social hysteria surrounding it is a bit much sometimes.....especially when the current push is to legalize pot.


17 posted on 01/27/2014 11:47:54 AM PST by Las Vegas Ron ("Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism" Vladimir Lenin)
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To: Beave Meister

“Smoking takes ten years off your life. Well it’s the ten worst years, isn’t it folks? It’s the ones at the end! It’s the wheelchair, kidney dialysis, adult diaper fucking years. You can have those years! We don’t want ‘em, alright?” - Dennis Leary


18 posted on 01/27/2014 11:48:00 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: JRandomFreeper

I had a great uncle who was a Catholic Priest.
He picked up the habit of chewing tobacco while serving in a mission overseas. He chewed the rest of his adult life.

When he passed away at age 94, the State of New York listed “tobacco use” as a contributing cause of death on his Death Certificate.

Gotta have the statistic, dontcha know.


19 posted on 01/27/2014 11:49:06 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Beave Meister
His photo is at link.

Leni

20 posted on 01/27/2014 11:51:26 AM PST by MinuteGal
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