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    Re: Philip Morris told to pay 8 mln in smoker's death

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    Okay...I hate stupid lawsuits but I can see this on one condition: the premise of the suit was that the man began smoking BEFORE the tobacco companies released information (which they would have had to withhold knowing the dangers) on how deadly their product is.

    That's the only way I can see this being legitimate.
    Doesn't matter, he could still quit.

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    Re: Philip Morris told to pay 8 mln in smoker's death

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    Doesn't matter, he could still quit.
    Sure he could. But damage is done from one cigarette. Also, the tobacco company caused his addiction so there is punative damage there.

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    Re: Philip Morris told to pay 8 mln in smoker's death

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    That's because Philip Morris tied the guy down, put a gun to his head, and made him smoke 3 packs a day for 30 years....

    Wait, no they didn't. Is it just me, or does anybody else see a problem with this verdict? I mean, come on, dammit. The guy had a choice, and made that choice. He shouldn't have gotten a dime.

    Article is here.
    More govt extortion to line the pockets of Congress.
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    Re: Philip Morris told to pay 8 mln in smoker's death

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    More govt extortion to line the pockets of Congress.
    You have got to be kidding me. You become more irrelevant by the day, American.

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    Re: Philip Morris told to pay 8 mln in smoker's death

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    More govt extortion to line the pockets of Congress.
    How does this line the pockets of Congress

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    Re: Philip Morris told to pay 8 mln in smoker's death

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    Sure he could. But damage is done from one cigarette. Also, the tobacco company caused his addiction so there is punative damage there.
    No, HE caused his own addiction by choosing to smoke. He could have ended his addiction by choosing to quit.
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    Re: Philip Morris told to pay 8 mln in smoker's death

    Quote Originally Posted by aps View Post
    You have got to be kidding me. You become more irrelevant by the day, American.
    I should have said the govt.
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    Re: Philip Morris told to pay 8 mln in smoker's death

    Quote Originally Posted by aps View Post
    You have got to be kidding me. You become more irrelevant by the day, American.
    Yeah well, you've never been relevant.
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    Re: Philip Morris told to pay 8 mln in smoker's death

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    I should have said the govt.
    Still. A PRIVATE CITIZEN won this case. How does the government benefit from it?

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    Re: Philip Morris told to pay 8 mln in smoker's death

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    No, HE caused his own addiction by choosing to smoke. He could have ended his addiction by choosing to quit.
    No, HE bought a product that the tobacco companies hid the effects of. Addiction is not something you just toss out like a plastic fork.

    Now that we know the effects of tobacco and it's addictive qualities, I would have no sympathy for anyone who starts smoking. However, that isn't the case for an entire generation that were duped.

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