Monday, January 27, 2014

Marlboro Man Dies From Smoking Related Disease

Eric Lawson, a working actor who portrayed the Marlboro Man in cigarette ads during the late 1970s, has died. He was 72. He is the third former Marlboro Man to die from a smoking related disease.

21 comments:

MISCH said...

no surprise here

Mrs. Crabapple said...

Gotdamn propaganda!! Only when I'm dead- D-E-A-D! will you get my gotdamn smokes from me! You hear me?!!!

discoflux said...

He was 72. I don't find that to be an unreasonably early death.

That being said, I did invest in a super cute little e-cig vaporizing unit that I love. 2014 is the year I am cutting cigarettes out of my life. I'm not a heavy smoker (about2-3 packs/week) but that'll still save me over $1000/yr.

Anna Katherine Nonymous said...

Come to where the cancer is

yvettie said...

Well he sure wasn't young. I mean 72 is a long life.

__-__=__ said...

72 is pretty young. Drawing social security for 10 years? Did he work all his life? Painful death too. He knew the risk. Sad for those who had to watch.

Unknown said...

@Anna what does that mean?

Ms Cool said...

Those Marlboro men were gorgeous.

With parents at 70 and a grandmother who just died at 94, I certainly do think 72 is pretty young.

redronnie said...

17 days without a cigarette after a 34 year old habit and addiction. I finally bundled up the courage to butt out. Exercise and carrot sticks, by the time summer roles around I'm going to be one hot granny sitting by the pool.

ConfirmationStation said...

Hey guys, cigarette here: can confirm smoking is bad for you.......duh

Steampunk Jazz said...

I work at a retirement home,
trust,
72 is fine

horse teeth and bloody hands said...

Redronnie, good for you. Replace cigarettes with sticks of sugar, ugh.

califblondy said...

I just got an E cig, I'm not too crazy about it, but it comes in handy when I'm out. What brand do you have?

Count Jerkula said...

72 sounds great to me. As I always say, if the 10 years smoking takes off my life is 80 to 90, I'll keep lighting up.

CanadianMiss said...

Awesome @redronnie

umop 3pisdn said...

Keep up the good work

SueRH said...

You go, redronnie. 72 is young if you take care of yourself.

Jacq said...

Read the ad, genius...

discoflux said...

@califblondy - My battery is a joyetech eGo-T and the tank is a Kanger EVOD eGo Clearomizer.

I love it.

Frufra said...

I'm a totes live and let live gal, and I love to smoke (but haven't for a long time), so I totally get smoking. And I don't want to live forever, either. But having watched several family members die from smoking-related illnesses, I will tell y'all that it ain't the death, it's the dying that's the real issue. My father-in-law was on oxygen for 18 years, and laid in a hospital bed for the last ten months of his life, unable to walk or even eat much of that time. Being a smoker means you're rolling the dice with your quality of life. If you're lucky, you'll just drop dead at 72 or whatever. Or you could be in for years of slow torture.

NaughtyNurse said...

72 is young these days. Shit. Christie Brinkley is 60!