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Interesting Facts About Appearance of Cigarettes in America
It's so obvious for us nowadays to buy cigarettes as we know what they are for and how they should be used. In the past however smoking didn't exist. More exactly the grounds of this habit existed but were not developed to the extent familiar to
read more ...01/10/14
The Link Between Cigarettes And Allergies
There are so many discusses about the harm effects of cigarettes, but not everyone knows the latest news in this field.
read more ...12/24/13
Tobacco Companies Are Against New Cigarette Sales Rules
Tobacco Companies express their disagreement concerning the new cigarette sales rules offered by Mayor Bloomberg lately.
read more ...12/09/13
Major Events in Smoking Lawsuit

07/10/00

Major events in the first smokers' class-action lawsuit to come to trial:

May 1994 - Class-action suit filed on behalf of sick U.S. smokers against the nation's five biggest cigarette makers and two industry groups. January 1996 - State appeals court limits class to sick smokers in Florida. July 6, 1998 - Jury selection begins. October 1998 - Opening statements. Judge imposes gag order on trial participants. July 1999 - Jury decides tobacco industry fraudulently conspired to make a dangerous, addictive product that causes cancer, heart disease and other illnesses. April 2000 - Responding to news media and industry appeals, a federal judge lifts gag order. State jury awards $6.9 million in compensatory damages to two smokers. Jury also awards third smoker $5.8 million but said he should be barred from collecting the money because a four-year statute of limitations had expired. Judge says he would decide later how to handle that ruling. July 2, 2000 - Testimony ends in punitive verdict phase of trial. Lawyers prepare for final arguments and for handing case over to jury.

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