Marlboro Man Dies from Smoking

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marlboro-man-eric-lawsonIt was announced yesterday that Marlboro Man actor Eric Lawson died from smoking-related chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases on Jan. 10.

During the late 1970s, Lawson appeared in print Marlboro ads as a ruggedly masculine cowboy and was himself a lifelong smoker since the age of 14.

In later years, he parodied the famous ads with an anti-smoking commercial, but continued to struggle with smoking until his diagnosis of COPD.

“He knew the cigarettes had a hold on him,” said his wife, Susan. “He knew, yet he still couldn’t stop. Read more at The Washington Post.

{Andy Heller-Matzav.com Newscenter}

6 COMMENTS

  1. Being tied down to one’s addiction (“What should I do, I can’t stop?!”) is being an eved to a beheima (the nefesh habehamis)
    See the Lev Shalom (R’ Shalom Schwadron) on Parshas Mishpatim (p. 249), there’s a nice piece on Eved Nirtza.

  2. Being tied down to one’s addiction (“What should I do? I can’t stop?!) is being an eved to a beheima (the Nefesh Habehamis).
    See the Lev Shalom (R’ Shalom Schwadron, p. 249), there’s a nice piece on Eved Nirtza.

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