The Marlboro Man Dies From Smoking Marlboros

Eric Lawson, who played the iconic Marlboro man in the classic 70's adsdied inexplicably of pulmonary problems. The 72 year old had been suffering from all kinds of smoking related diseases for years. The ads have been criticized for decades by anti-smoking whiners because of the glamorous image of rough trade Brokeback masculinity they portrayed. They made smoking seem cool and manly and a good way to get a hummer...

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