Thursday, January 30, 2014

Another Marlboro Man Dies From Smoking Related Illness

Stop Smoking San Luis Obispo - Former Marlboro Man, Eric Lawson passed away from COPD on January 10th, 2014.  He started smoking when he was 14.  Eric Lawson isn't the only Marlboro Man to pass away from a smoking related illness.  Others would include David Millar, who died of emphysema in 1987, and David McLean, who died of lung cancer in 1995.

Esquire Magazine reported on a living Marlboro Man named Turk Robinson who is an actual cowboy.  Turk credits his survival as a Marlboro Man with NOT SMOKING!

“I just never did think it’d be too good for your health,” says Robinson. “And I didn't like the smell of it. Still don’t.”

And there you have it folks.  You can be the Marlboro Man, just don't use the product.  That's the Frank Lopez was right when he said, "Don't get high on your own supply."
dangerous part.  I guess

Let's take a moment to get acquainted with COPD:

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), is a type of obstructive lung disease characterized by chronically poor airflow. It typically worsens over time. The main symptoms include shortness of breath, cough, and sputum production. Most people with chronic bronchitis have COPD.  Tobacco smoking is the most common cause of COPD.

There are two main forms of COPD: Chronic bronchitis, which involves a long-term cough with mucus; Emphysema, which involves destruction of the lungs over time.

In 2011, it ranked as the fourth leading cause of death, killing over 3 million people. The number of deaths is projected to increase due to higher smoking rates and an aging population in many countries. It resulted in an estimated economic cost of $2.1 trillion in 2010.

Mr. Lawson, later appeared in an anti-smoking commercial that parodied the Marlboro man and an “Entertainment Tonight” segment to discuss the negative effects of smoking.

So RIP Eric Lawson.  I wish you and your family peace.  Thank you for doing your part to get the message out about the danger of smoking.