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The Inconvenient Truths About Boomer and Gen X Icons

What explains the appeal of figures like the Marlboro Man when three actors who played him died of lung cancer or emphysema?

Marlboro Man billboard at a Warsaw department store / Wikimedia Commons

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Janice Harayda

Critic, novelist, award-winning journalist. Former book editor of the Plain Dealer and book columnist for Glamour. Words in NYT, WSJ, and other major media.