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The Marlboro Man Who Became an Anti-Smoking Activist

Posted on 01/27/2014 by |Who's News | Comments

LegacyEric Lawson portrayed one of the most iconic characters in the history of advertising: the Marlboro Man, devised in the mid-1950s as a talisman of vigorous, healthy masculinity, even at a time of growing evidence that cigarette smoking was injurious. In real life, Lawson, who played the Marlboro Man in print ads from 1978 to 1981, ultimately paid a heavy toll for his own years of smoking. He died on Jan. 10 at age 72 in San Luis Obispo, Calif., …

When Life’s Race Nears the End

Posted on 07/31/2013 by |Latino Life | Comments

Your LifeIt was quite a contrast. When Cinelli and I married in 1949 I was 20 years old and could run like the wind. Life was a thunder clap back then and my very existence was packaged in a race to a goal I never bothered to define. There was a kind of glory to the rush that trailed fire and dust; we were young and strong and loud, raucous children of a hurricane that never stopped forming. That is no …

Nonsmoking Hotel Rooms Still Contain Smoke

Posted on 05/20/2013 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthIf you think the air in your nonsmoking hotel room is free of smoke residue, think again: If a hotel allows smoking in any of its rooms, the smoke will permeate everywhere, including nonsmoking rooms, a new study shows. Nicotine residues and other chemical traces “don’t stay in the smoking rooms,” lead researcher George Matt, chairman of the psychology department at San Diego State University, told USA Today. “They end up in the hallways and in other rooms, including nonsmoking …