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Old 07-21-2014, 08:58 PM   #1
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Default Smoker's widow awarded 23 Billions! in a lawsuit

http://www.torontosun.com/2014/07/20...obacco-company

Sorry if this was already posted i didnt see a thread on the 1st 2 pages.

Thats insane. The reason used by her lawyer was total bullshit too. Who can honestly say they never heard that cigarettes are addictive/bad for you?
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Old 07-21-2014, 09:07 PM   #2
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Default Re: Smoker's widow awarded 23 Billions! in a lawsuit

They are ****ed now, gonna suffer with huge class-action lawsuits

Edit, just read the article and apparently the Supreme Court doesn't accept class-action suits for tobacco users, the amount of money will probably be lowered at a higher court

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Old 07-21-2014, 09:13 PM   #3
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Default Re: Smoker's widow awarded 23 Billions! in a lawsuit

This isn't the first time somebody has gotten this high of a ruling.
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Old 07-21-2014, 09:15 PM   #4
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Default Re: Smoker's widow awarded 23 Billions! in a lawsuit

Lucky!

I wish I had someone I really cared about then they died so that I could reap the benefits. Oh well. Maybe later.
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Old 07-21-2014, 09:18 PM   #5
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Think I should start smoking.
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Old 07-21-2014, 09:38 PM   #6
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Default Re: Smoker's widow awarded 23 Billions! in a lawsuit

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http://www.torontosun.com/2014/07/20...obacco-company

Sorry if this was already posted i didnt see a thread on the 1st 2 pages.

Thats insane. The reason used by her lawyer was total bullshit too. Who can honestly say they never heard that cigarettes are addictive/bad for you?
I think it's pretty obvious that the guy started smoking like 40 years ago when tobacco companies were still hiding and denying the fact that cigarettes are not only addictive, but that they specifically engineered them to be as addictive as possible.
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Old 07-21-2014, 09:40 PM   #7
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Default Re: Smoker's widow awarded 23 Billions! in a lawsuit

When did they start labeling/stop advertising on TV? That's going to be the cut off for these types of lawsuits.

Good on them for punching big tobacco in the eye, doe.
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Old 07-21-2014, 10:10 PM   #8
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Default Re: Smoker's widow awarded 23 Billions! in a lawsuit

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I think it's pretty obvious that the guy started smoking like 40 years ago when tobacco companies were still hiding and denying the fact that cigarettes are not only addictive, but that they specifically engineered them to be as addictive as possible.

the guy who died was 36 years old...
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Default Re: Smoker's widow awarded 23 Billions! in a lawsuit

only in america
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Default Re: Smoker's widow awarded 23 Billions! in a lawsuit

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the guy who died was 36 years old...
Yeah, he died at 36............ 18 years ago.
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Old 07-21-2014, 11:18 PM   #11
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Yeah, he died at 36............ 18 years ago.

he died in 1996. He was already 20 years old at the start of the 80's. You mean to tell me it wasnt known by then that cigarettes are bad and addictive?
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Old 07-21-2014, 11:55 PM   #12
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Default Re: Smoker's widow awarded 23 Billions! in a lawsuit

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he died in 1996. He was already 20 years old at the start of the 80's. You mean to tell me it wasnt known by then that cigarettes are bad and addictive?
He was addicted to them by then is what he's saying I think.
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he died in 1996. He was already 20 years old at the start of the 80's. You mean to tell me it wasnt known by then that cigarettes are bad and addictive?
It wasn't until the mid 1990's that it was revealed that cigarette companies KNOWINGLY were adding things to cigarettes that cause cancer and increase their addictive properties.

It's not about not knowing that tobacco isn't good for you. It's about all the chemicals they add to the tobacco that they knew causes cancer and they pretended like they didn't know.

They withheld the fact that they PURPOSELY add chemicals that cause cancer to make them more addictive.
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Old 07-22-2014, 02:27 AM   #14
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Default Re: Smoker's widow awarded 23 Billions! in a lawsuit

I would like to believe that smokers didn't cough when they first started smoking, nor did they felt the burn in their lung.

it just doesn't sound very logical, that's all.
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Old 07-22-2014, 02:30 AM   #15
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Default Re: Smoker's widow awarded 23 Billions! in a lawsuit

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It wasn't until the mid 1990's that it was revealed that cigarette companies KNOWINGLY were adding things to cigarettes that cause cancer and increase their addictive properties.

It's not about not knowing that tobacco isn't good for you. It's about all the chemicals they add to the tobacco that they knew causes cancer and they pretended like they didn't know.

They withheld the fact that they PURPOSELY add chemicals that cause cancer to make them more addictive.

and 23 billions awarded to one widow?
did everyone else knew and were in with the company and just decided not to tell her as well?

you know, like the whole world?
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