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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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To: Beave Meister
Lawson was also survived by six children, 18 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

As an ex-smoker I remember a cigarette and coffee, a cigarette and a beer and a cigarette after sex.

21 posted on 01/27/2014 11:51:32 AM PST by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Hey if you can afford it, more power to ya!


22 posted on 01/27/2014 11:51:39 AM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

“Tobacco grown for ones own use isn’t taxed.”

Yet


23 posted on 01/27/2014 11:52:06 AM PST by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: smoothsailing

I liked him, but never liked Marlboros.


24 posted on 01/27/2014 11:53:12 AM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: nascarnation

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.


25 posted on 01/27/2014 11:56:48 AM PST by fabian (" And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forests will echo in laughter")
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To: nascarnation

It is getting expensive, no doubt about that!!


26 posted on 01/27/2014 11:57:27 AM PST by Las Vegas Ron ("Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism" Vladimir Lenin)
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To: Beave Meister

27 posted on 01/27/2014 12:01:03 PM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: Beave Meister
Can't think of many benefits of smoking.....

Me neither, just one - stress relief.


28 posted on 01/27/2014 12:02:26 PM PST by caveat emptor (!)
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To: JRandomFreeper

“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.


29 posted on 01/27/2014 12:08:33 PM PST by Gen.Blather
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To: Beave Meister

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.


30 posted on 01/27/2014 12:10:39 PM PST by SamAdams76
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To: Beave Meister

“Can’t think of many benefits of smoking.....”

Staying awake on sentry duty comes to mind.


31 posted on 01/27/2014 12:11:59 PM PST by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem)
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To: Beave Meister
Can't think of many benefits of smoking.....

It is calming. Would you be one of the folks that wanted them out of rations during WWII?

32 posted on 01/27/2014 12:16:28 PM PST by xone
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To: Uncle Miltie

79 here in Japan for men - 86 for women .


33 posted on 01/27/2014 12:20:58 PM PST by sushiman
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To: Buckeye McFrog
When he passed away at age 94.....

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. :-)

34 posted on 01/27/2014 12:25:13 PM PST by wbill
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To: cll

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.


35 posted on 01/27/2014 12:26:30 PM PST by dangerdoc (I don't think you should be forced to make the same decision I did even if I know I'm right.)
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To: Starstruck

What, no cigarette after a good meal?!


36 posted on 01/27/2014 12:26:38 PM PST by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: smoothsailing

No wonder he never quit!


37 posted on 01/27/2014 12:27:30 PM PST by KSCITYBOY
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To: Beave Meister
Can't think of many benefits of smoking.....

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.

38 posted on 01/27/2014 12:32:30 PM PST by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Watch out for hydrogen hydroxide too. It’ll get you.


39 posted on 01/27/2014 12:34:56 PM PST by Professional Engineer (I am not cynical. /s)
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To: Beave Meister

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.


40 posted on 01/27/2014 12:35:20 PM PST by EDINVA ( m)
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To: Beave Meister

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”


41 posted on 01/27/2014 12:40:47 PM PST by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period.)
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To: Beave Meister

Improved concentration and alertness, at the same time as, curiously, relaxation.
Reduced fatigue
Weight loss

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.


42 posted on 01/27/2014 12:45:50 PM PST by buwaya
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To: Beave Meister
Famous smokers who died of cancer...

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.

-PJ

43 posted on 01/27/2014 12:49:31 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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Looked like 65 when he died,

He was a friend of mine.

44 posted on 01/27/2014 12:50:50 PM PST by SamAdams76
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To: Beave Meister
"COPD," also known as SAFE (stupid acronym for emphesema). Chronic bronchitis is thrown in as an excuse.


45 posted on 01/27/2014 1:00:27 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: SamAdams76
According to this article from the Telegraph, this man was the 5th "Marlboro Man" to die from cancer.

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.

-PJ

46 posted on 01/27/2014 1:00:57 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: Beave Meister

Little mispelling there and correction here.

“COPD,” also known as SAFE (stupid acronym for emphysema). Chronic bronchitis is thrown in as an excuse.


47 posted on 01/27/2014 1:02:26 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: Political Junkie Too
I'm a non-smoker, do you think they would hire me to be a spokesman? That might reduce their turnover somewhat. I can say I smoke for the purposes of the ads.

I'm pretty rugged looking.

48 posted on 01/27/2014 1:11:52 PM PST by SamAdams76
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To: smoothsailing

I knew one of his daughters. very not guilty.


49 posted on 01/27/2014 1:14:36 PM PST by gortklattu (God knows who is best, everybody else is making guesses - Tony Snow)
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To: Beave Meister

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?


50 posted on 01/27/2014 1:16:26 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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