Marlboro Man actor dies of lung disease

Eric Lawson, who was the iconic character in a series of ads in the 1970s, died of COPD. Philip Morris, the makers of Marlboro cigarettes, has yet to issue any statement.

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At the very least, some Twitter users were making the connection between the news of Larson’s death and the push for people to quit smoking.

If a person smokes #tobacco, the single best thing to do for health is to #quitsmoking. But we know that already 🙂

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