“Isn’t it ironic?”
Former Marlboro Man, Eric Lawson, died from COPD complications, he was 72. Lawson was a rugged cowboy actor in the Marlboro ads and he was a lifelong smoker. Eric Lawson started smoking at the age of 14, he quit once he was diagnosed with COPD. Here’s another sad ironic fact, Lawson is the third Marlboro Man actor to die due to smoking complications. Yikes!
From The Washington Post:
Lawson had spoken out fiercely about the hazards of smoking, doing a public service announcement for the American Cancer Society in the 1990s, years before he was able to bring himself to quit.
“He tried to speak to the kids, telling them don’t start smoking,” his wife, Susan Lawson, told The Associated Press. “He already knew cigarettes had a hold on him.”
He became a perfect role model who made a difference in the lives of the people he kept from smoking simply by pointing out what it did to him, said John Seffrin, chief executive officer of the American Cancer Society.
“That’s important,” Seffrin said, “because people stop and think if that happens to Eric Lawson it could happen to me.”
Smoking is a very dangerous and habit forming, we’ve ALL seen those Quit Smoking commercials that creep you out and makes you not EVER pick up a cigarette. Unless, that is…you’re already a smoker. I’m sure we know at least 2 people who are chronic smokers that have that disgusting ass smokers cough. During college I was a chain smoker. 1-2 packs a day; coffee, studying and cigarettes were my life, then one day I smelled myself (clothes/hair/hands) and got nauseous. Stopped smoking right then and there. I was a chain smoker for about a year and just quit. Classmates who I smoked with asked me how did I stop, I just told them I stink and I don’t like smelling this way. THE END.
Now, I’m not saying that it’s THAT easy to stop smoking, BUT, if it’s something that you really put your mind to, I believe that it can be done. *steps off soap box*
This picture is just…UGH. This right here would get me to stop, if I was a smoker. Quit smoking, your smoking your life years away, earthlings.