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    Re: $23 Billion Lawsuit Settlement for One Smoking Death

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Crime? What crime?
    Intentionally deceiving people about the deadly product you're selling them with the intent of getting more people to get addicted before any resistance to your product starts up. Deliberately marketing that deadly product to children.
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: $23 Billion Lawsuit Settlement for One Smoking Death

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Tobacco companies have spent decades trying to suppress knowledge of how dangerous smoking is. This isn't about just one guy.
    Cut the crapola, Surgeon General's warnings have been on every pack for DECADES.
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    Re: $23 Billion Lawsuit Settlement for One Smoking Death

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Intentionally deceiving people about the deadly product you're selling them with the intent of getting more people to get addicted before any resistance to your product starts up. Deliberately marketing that deadly product to children.
    Now this is hyperbole. Stores decide whether they sell cigarettes or not. Not tobacco companies. Stores also decide whether they put up ads or not in their store. And last I knew everyone has known the effects of cigarettes for at least 30-40 years. In fact tobacco companies have been required by the surgeon general that they must put a warning on the dangers of smoking on every single pack of cigarettes. That requirement has been in effect since 1969, and the tobacco companies are required to submit an annual report on the health consequences of smoking.

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    Re: $23 Billion Lawsuit Settlement for One Smoking Death

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Cut the crapola, Surgeon General's warnings have been on every pack for DECADES.
    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    Now this is hyperbole. Stores decide whether they sell cigarettes or not. Not tobacco companies. Stores also decide whether they put up ads or not in their store. And last I knew everyone has known the effects of cigarettes for at least 30-40 years. In fact tobacco companies have been required by the surgeon general that they must put a warning on the dangers of smoking on every single pack of cigarettes. That requirement has been in effect since 1969, and the tobacco companies are required to submit an annual report on the health consequences of smoking.

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    And the decades before that?
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: $23 Billion Lawsuit Settlement for One Smoking Death

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    And the decades before that?
    Are irrelevant since the guy in the OP was 36 years old. Even if he had started at 16 years old that was just 20 years ago compared to 40-45 years ago.
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    Re: $23 Billion Lawsuit Settlement for One Smoking Death

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Tobacco companies have spent decades trying to suppress knowledge of how dangerous smoking is. This isn't about just one guy.
    Well they haven't done a very good job of that, now have they?

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    Re: $23 Billion Lawsuit Settlement for One Smoking Death

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Intentionally deceiving people about the deadly product you're selling them with the intent of getting more people to get addicted before any resistance to your product starts up. Deliberately marketing that deadly product to children.
    Anybody with half a brain knows if they smoke they will die a horrible painful death.

    That decisión is not worth any type of settlement.

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    Re: $23 Billion Lawsuit Settlement for One Smoking Death

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    Now this is hyperbole. Stores decide whether they sell cigarettes or not. Not tobacco companies. Stores also decide whether they put up ads or not in their store. And last I knew everyone has known the effects of cigarettes for at least 30-40 years. In fact tobacco companies have been required by the surgeon general that they must put a warning on the dangers of smoking on every single pack of cigarettes. That requirement has been in effect since 1969, and the tobacco companies are required to submit an annual report on the health consequences of smoking.

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    Adding to that, where are there ads for cigarettes telling us they are not harmful?

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    Re: $23 Billion Lawsuit Settlement for One Smoking Death

    The tobacco companies did not force this guy to smoke.

    Any post-baby boomer (and a lot of baby boomers as well) would have to be an idiot not to know of the dangers of smoking when they started...and IMO, being an idiot is not an excuse. It's a reason but not an excuse.

    And anyone that was so weak and pathetic that the main reason they started smoking was due to advertisements deserves everything they get.


    So if companies started selling plainly-labeled, human excrement as food then they would be liable for damages if someone was incredibly dumb enough to actually buy and eat the stuff?

    At what point do people take responsibility for their own actions?

    Let the buyer beware.
    Last edited by DA60; 07-21-14 at 04:24 AM.

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    Re: $23 Billion Lawsuit Settlement for One Smoking Death

    Anyone who gives a smoker a match is speeding up his demise.
    Last edited by shrubnose; 07-21-14 at 05:46 AM.

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