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Posted on 01/27/2014 11:30:22 AM PST by Beave MeisterEdited 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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So, he died close to the end of the life expectancy and he died of something.
72 is not that old.....just ask any 72 year olds.
Looks like he stayed busy between puffs.
Killed by death.
It reduces competition for resources (after a while)
Everything in life has risks, including being a couch potato. Some things have higher risks.
Every one who imbibes dihydrogen monoxide eventually dies too.
True, but I do pity all the folks walking around these days with their little oxy bottles.
Current Life Expectancy is 75.9 years, according to the SSA.
He lost 4, in an average sense.
He could also have been hit by a bus prematurely.
Life will kill you.
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.
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.
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.
“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
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.
As an ex-smoker I remember a cigarette and coffee, a cigarette and a beer and a cigarette after sex.
Hey if you can afford it, more power to ya!
“Tobacco grown for ones own use isn’t taxed.”
I liked him, but never liked Marlboros.
Yes..it is an aweful way to die slowly and if it were not for medical intervention of oxygen, it would be a much quicker death by not breathing slow slow drowning type of death.
It is getting expensive, no doubt about that!!
“Tobacco grown for ones own use isn’t taxed. “
I knew a guy in college whose dad had been growing his own tobacco since the ‘70’s. He thought it was too pricy at .50/pack. Apparently, it’s not difficult.
72 years old. Nothing tragic about that. Maybe he would have lived a few years longer if he didn’t smoke but it can’t be said he didn’t have a full life.
“Can’t think of many benefits of smoking.....”
Staying awake on sentry duty comes to mind.
It is calming. Would you be one of the folks that wanted them out of rations during WWII?
79 here in Japan for men - 86 for women .
My grandfather enjoyed his Scotch. Not to excess, he just liked a scotch or two in the evening.
Many, many years ago, his doc told him to quit drinking. Grandpa's response? He fired the doc, on the spot. "What did he think it would do, stunt my growth?", he said, approximately.
Grandpa lived to the ripe old age of 87, and enjoyed his scotch more-or-less right up to the end. :-)
If you make it to 72, your actuarial life expectancy is somewhere in the mid 80’s.
Besides that COPD is a horrible way to go, in some ways as bad as going with cancer.
What, no cigarette after a good meal?!
No wonder he never quit!
How about the ingestion of nicotine, an extraordinarily potent and beneficial anti-viral chemical?
Could the threatening of the multi-gajillion dollar medical industry have absolutely anything to do with the demonization of tobacco? Let alone the stimulating and calming effect on people that politicians want to be stupified and anxious? Let alone the fact that there are literally hundreds of chemicals, a great many of them carcinogenic, in tobacco additives and tobacco paper which are completely uninvestigated because those additives are considered "trade secrets"?
It's not the tobacco and it's not the nicotine that kills you. They keep you awake, calm and free from many viruses and other nasty bugs.
It's the additives.
Watch out for hydrogen hydroxide too. It’ll get you.
No, not many benefits of smoking.
But the coverage of THIS death, i.e., it’s plastered all over Facebook, is ‘aha!” He smoked, he promoted smoking, he deserved to die. 72 is not an unusually young age to die.
Would the same finger-wagers DARE to have a similar reaction to a gay who died of AIDS? Most AIDS deaths are considerably younger than 72 and are also the result of bad behavioral choices.
Everything in moderation...
Tobacco companies used to be HUGE republican donors (one of their biggest)
How much do you want to bet that if they were huge DEM donors we would all be hearing about the healthful benefits of “bathing your lungs in cleansing smoke”
Improved concentration and alertness, at the same time as, curiously, relaxation.
On the whole nicotine is a very good drug, as far as its psychoactive effects go. It does improve mental performance and adds to productivity, much like coffee and tea seem to do, or more so.
The downside is, statistically, reduced lifespan. But the increased mortality, statistically, is heavily weighted to past the end of a persons useful life. So economically speaking it is very helpful. It improves productivity for the young and middle aged, and helps get rid of the unproductive retirees.
Overall it seems to reduce lifetime medical costs. Most private insurers don’t like it because there are some negative health effects for people in their 50’s-60’s or so, who are covered by private insurance, but for older cohorts smoking reduces burdens on Medicare and of course on Social Security.
Yul Brenner was 65 when he died.
John Wayne was 72 when he died.
Andreas Katsulas was 59 when he died.
Desi Arnaz was 69 when he died.
Humphrey Bogart was 57 when he died.
Nat King Cole was 45 when he died.
Sammy Davis Jr was 64.
Walt Disney was 65.
Jackie Gleason was 71.
Ed Sullivan was 71.
Vincent Schiavelli was 57.
He was a friend of mine.
The first man died in 1987 from emphysema at 81. The second man died in 1992 at 51. The third man died in 1995 at 73. The fourth man died in 1999 at 69.
Little mispelling there and correction here.
“COPD,” also known as SAFE (stupid acronym for emphysema). Chronic bronchitis is thrown in as an excuse.
I'm pretty rugged looking.
I knew one of his daughters. very not guilty.
How many Marlboro men were there?
I read one died of lung cancer years, another died when his horse fell and trapped him in a water tank and he drowned.
Is this three?
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