Ex-Marlboro man dies from smoking-related disease

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    Associated Press

    LOS ANGELES — "When it came to portraying the rugged western outdoorsman who helped transform a pack of filtered cigarettes into the world's most popular brand, Marlboro Man Eric Lawson was the real deal.

    Ruggedly handsome, the actor could ride a horse through the wide-open spaces of the Southwest, from Texas to Colorado to Arizona or wherever else the Phillip Morris tobacco company sent him to light up while representing a true American icon, the cowboy. And he really did smoke Marlboro cigarettes, as many as three packs a day.

    Lawson was still smoking in 2006 when he was diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He died of the disease at his home in San Luis Obispo on Jan. 10. He was 72."

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    How many of you in Too Hot smoke?
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    Smoked many a pack of Marlboro when I was younger. We actually thought it was cool. It wasn't .
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    There was a day when I was known to have a lipper in (dip) while smoking a camel. Usually that was after 2am.

    Nowadays the smell of a cigarette makes me ill. But I'll still chuck a lipper in once or twice a year while hunting or ice fishing.
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    He's died and gone to flavor country.
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    Died doing what he loved. May he RIP.
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    Famed Marlboro Man Eric Lawson, pictured with his grandchildren, has died due to pulmonary disease, the male model's wife says.
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    Kind of amazing he even lasted until the age of 72.
    Certainly not be a pleasant way to leave this planet with grandkids.
    But too bad that video took the time to make fun of a human tragedy.
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    How are they making fun of this? Their intent didn't seem to be making fun of this man but rather to provide a public service for people that might take heed of and avoid such a "human tragedy" to be their own. Even if it is one life that is saved by the clip, I think it was worth their effort.
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    It is mind numbing to think people still take up smoking cigs in this day and age.

    It is not cool, it is expensive, makes your breath stink, and is bad for you.

    But kids are still picking up the habit every day.... crazy...
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    He loved having chronic obstructive pulmonary disease?

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