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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
Major Events in Smoking Lawsuit


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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