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American cigarette manufacturers have filed a lawsuit against the FDA.
The largest US tobacco companies filed a lawsuit in the US District Court for the District of Columbia against the Federal Office of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
read more ...05/04/15
Interesting facts about cigarettes, countries - tobacco leaders.
Every minute in the world are sold about 8-10 million cigarettes and daily 13-15 billion cigarettes.
read more ...04/01/15
Anti-smoking campaigns run to extremes.
It is strange to what can bring the foolishness of anti-smoking crusaders in their attempts to impose all the rules of a healthy lifestyle, even if they lead to a violation of all norms, artistic freedom and civil society.
read more ...03/03/15
Closing arguments continue in tobacco trial


MIAMI, April 3 (UPI) -- Closing arguments by the defense continued Monday in the penalty phase of the first class-action suit to go to trial against the tobacco industry.

Once the lawyers for the tobacco industry finish their arguments, Stanley and Susan Rosenblatt, attorneys for the three primary plaintiffs, will offer a rebuttal, most likely Tuesday. Circuit Judge Robert P. Kay will then charge the jury to begin deliberations. The jury ruled in July that the industry has tried to mislead the public about the dangers of smoking. The Rosenblatts said the plaintiffs decided to smoke because the tobacco industry withheld information about the dangers of cigarettes. Industry lawyers, on the other hand, argued that the plaintiffs were fully aware of the dangers but smoked anyway. Stanley Rosenblatt said in his closing arguments that his clients should get a total of $10 million to $14 million. After the jury decides on awards for the three primary plaintiffs, it will decide on awards for the 500,000 parties to the class-action suit. Estimates of the potential total award run up to $300 million, though an award of that size is unlikely, since Florida law forbids awards that are big enough to send a defendant into bankruptcy. The three plaintiffs are Mary Farnan, a nurse who has lung cancer that spread to her brain, Frank Amodeo, an Orlando clock-maker who has throat cancer and has been fed intravenously since 1987 and the estate of Angie Della Vecchia of New Port Richey, who died of lung and brain cancer last year, after the trial began. The defendants are Phillip Morris Co., R.J.Reynolds Tobacco, Brown & Williamson Tobacco, Lorillard Tobacco, the Liggett Group and two related organizations.

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