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Another Marlboro Man Gallops Off into the Sunset. RIP.

Monday, January 27, 2014

I remember when I'd look at these ads or watch the commercials and think these Marlboro cowboys were a hunka hunka burnin' love. Now, many of them have died of respiratory issues.

Eric Lawson smoked (according to news report) since he was 14. Was a Marlboro man. Sadly died of respiratory problem the other day.

RIP, Marlboro men.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CTUPTON 2/1/2014 1:54PM

    I wish my daughter (31) had never started smoking. She now chews Nicorette gum constantly. I am not sure if she has given up smoking for good. I sure hope so.

Lean on spark people if you get tempted. chris


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SCOOTER4263 1/28/2014 10:31PM

    What always bugged me (and I smoked for a few years around college age) was the way people would say that they didn't know that smoking was bad for them. As far back as the first World War, cigarettes were known as coffin nails. We knew - we just didn't want to admit it.

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    So glad I didn't start smoking. I had other addictions: boys and then men! That was hazardous enough!

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CLEARNIGHTSKY 1/28/2014 10:55AM



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WATERONE 1/28/2014 9:10AM

    I remember those ads. Didn't know a number of the actors had died of respiratory problems.

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SWEETNEEY 1/28/2014 8:15AM

    I remember the commercials. I also remember the times when you travelled by plane and the smoke would suffocate you.

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ACIMPEGGY 1/27/2014 11:05PM

    after 53 years of smoking sometimes at least using up 2-3 pks per day, I am quit! I'm using electronic cigs.....


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NORWOODGIRL 1/27/2014 10:47PM

    My parents were heavy smokers who eventually quit. I've never been tempted. My heartbreak is my younger son who is a heavy smoker who tries to quit - and then returns to it.

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CATHYGETSFIT 1/27/2014 10:40PM

    So glad I never liked smoking! Sad to hear that though about the Marlboro man.

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FISHINGLADY66 1/27/2014 9:03PM

    So sad. I remember the Marlboro Man adds too.

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LIVINGFREE19 1/27/2014 8:42PM

    They were definitely hot guys on those cigarette packs! (no pun intended)!

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ALEXSGIRL1 1/27/2014 7:56PM

    so sorry this is sad my father in law died from smoking miss him so

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LOLA_LALA 1/27/2014 5:30PM

    When I heard the sad news about this classic, I was jolted into the past and its misperceptions of the potential lethality of smoking. I can recall that they were glorified and revered "back in the day." Makes me so glad I've never smoked, though early on, I probably got lots of second-hand smoke at home (aaaack!).

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CATLADY52 1/27/2014 3:29PM

    They made smoking glamorous or adventurous for people. And many got caught up in that web. I quit ten years ago and now have CPD that sometimes is really scary. emoticon

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WALLAHALLA 1/27/2014 2:43PM

    so sad to be killed by a poor choice

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BROOKLYN_BORN 1/27/2014 2:29PM

    I just read that news article. Sadly there were many comments about "right to smoke" and denying the harmful results.

Given the strong addictive nature of nicotine, I know it's hard to quit. What I don't understand is knowing what we know today, why would you start?

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MADEIT3 1/27/2014 2:22PM

    I used to be an on-and-off again smoker. I finally quit completely and forever, and while I haven't had any negative effects yet, the other shoe can always drop. Dreadful and deadly habit!

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 1/27/2014 2:05PM

    Apparently he appeared in an anti-smoking ad later in life.

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RACEWELLWON 1/27/2014 1:41PM

    I used to Smoke ! Yep - oh the horror of it all - I used to think that the Marlboro Men were hunks also ( wow showing our age with that word , smiling) but lately I realized its was the boots and coat that I admired not the smoking - think about all that we were exposed too on TV as we were growing up- I remember when you could smoke in the Hospital or the physicians office !! Glad things have changed - RIP :( Hugs K

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RR1_RR1 1/27/2014 1:07PM

    As an ex smoker that developed asthma and still has breathing issues- I say, those are definitely killers. Anything else besides smoking would be a good substitute just about. The guy that made Gatorade also died of kidney disease. Something else to chew on lol.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 1/27/2014 12:04PM

    Those cancer sticks will be the death of many of us.

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