Florida juries faulting Big Tobacco

Florida juries faulting Big Tobacco

There are 56 comments on the Richmond Times-Dispatch story from Apr 4, 2010, titled Florida juries faulting Big Tobacco. In it, Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that:

Up in the windowless courtroom on the ninth floor of the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., a return engagement of an old legal battle over smoking has been playing out.

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jon

Eatontown, NJ

#1 Apr 5, 2010
b.s.
Marlboro Man

Altamonte Springs, FL

#2 Apr 6, 2010
Would you like that settlement menthol or regular?
ToBlame

Chiefland, FL

#3 Apr 13, 2010
The tobacco industries ARE to blame. They addict new users in the most deceptive ways. They LIE UNDER OATH to the Supreme Court. They study children and deceive them every day to get money, killing them painfully in the process.
http://www.tobacco.org/Documents/documentquot...
Above I put a website of industry quotes that reveal their unacceptable acts.
Marlboro Man

Altamonte Springs, FL

#4 Apr 13, 2010
I'm addicted to sex but I'm not suing any condom companies

“Fredneck County Md”

Since: Feb 08

Small Town

#5 Apr 13, 2010
Marlboro Man wrote:
I'm addicted to sex but I'm not suing any condom companies
"TruthBeTold" is addicted to sex and he wants to sue this outfit... http://www.getoffthecouch.info/lake/sheepranc...
Marlbor Man

Altamonte Springs, FL

#6 Apr 13, 2010
Happy Contented Soul wrote:
<quoted text>"TruthBeTold " is addicted to sex and he wants to sue this outfit... http://www.getoffthecouch.info/lake/sheepranc...
Isn't that Tiger?

“Fredneck County Md”

Since: Feb 08

Small Town

#7 Apr 13, 2010
Marlbor Man wrote:
<quoted text>
Isn't that Tiger?
http://www.topix.com/forum/health/smoking/T8E...
Okie from Muskogee

Dallas, TX

#8 Apr 13, 2010
Marlboro Man wrote:
I'm addicted to sex but I'm not suing any condom companies
huh? Time for you to go back to Siesta Key and take a puff of weed.
Danny

Seattle, WA

#10 Apr 14, 2010
If you would like to do independent research on the effects of smoking and nicotine, on a site not sponsored by the Tobacco Institute, just read the following excerpt from this site:

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Marlboro Man

Altamonte Springs, FL

#11 Apr 15, 2010
Okie from Muskogee wrote:
<quoted text>huh? Time for you to go back to Siesta Key and take a puff of weed.
Your parents should be sued for having you
Hugh Jass

Nashville, TN

#12 Apr 15, 2010
Well, let's see, now, the head tobacco guy said:

"Our fundamental case is that we're selling a legal product that has risks that are well understood by the consuming public and that people should have the right to decide for themselves."

That means there's one angle of smoker self-justification that we shouldn't have to put up with on this thread. Their product does horrible things.

Of course, it doesn't mean the companies aren't turning right around and lying through their teeth to try to persuade people that there really is some doubt about the harmfulness.

Guilty and culpable.
jon

Eatontown, NJ

#13 Apr 16, 2010
every business markets products. moderation and self responsibility do apply to all people whether they are smokers or not. i choose to smoke knowing i am at risk of horrible things. i don't eat twenty donuts a day. some people do. so donuts are addicting to people also. so sue the donut maker right? b.s.
Marlboro Man

Altamonte Springs, FL

#14 Apr 16, 2010
Marlboro Man wrote:
I'm addicted to sex but I'm not suing any condom companies
Plus, I like havin a smoke after sex
just candid

AOL

#15 Apr 16, 2010
Marlboro Man wrote:
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Plus, I like havin a smoke after sex
You're dead. You're died of cancer a long time ago. O>:~)
Marlboro Man

Altamonte Springs, FL

#16 Apr 16, 2010
just candid wrote:
<quoted text> You're dead. You're died of cancer a long time ago. O>:~)
I'm workin on it, gimme about..........hmmmm........fo rty more years
Facts

Clermont, FL

#17 May 16, 2010
You want to know what is absolutely STUPID? Some say, "I've got to die from something it may as well be from smoking".
Have you ever seen someone smother to death? I have and I can assure you there are better and quicker ways to die.
All I can say to you who insist on smoking, have it your way. But don't smoke in places like the enterance to Denny's, Wal Mart etc. In other words if you want to die of cancer or some other smoke related death more power to you but please don't try to take me with you when you go!
Facts

Clermont, FL

#18 May 16, 2010
Marlboro Man wrote:
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I'm workin on it, gimme about..........hmmmm........fo rty more years
You want to know what is absolutely STUPID? Some say, "I've got to die from something it may as well be from smoking".
Have you ever seen someone smother to death? I have and I can assure you there are better and quicker ways to die.
All I can say to you who insist on smoking, have it your way. But don't smoke in places like the enterance to Denny's, Wal Mart etc. In other words if you want to die of cancer or some other smoke related death more power to you but please don't try to take me with you when you go!
Facts

Clermont, FL

#19 May 16, 2010
jon wrote:
every business markets products. moderation and self responsibility do apply to all people whether they are smokers or not. i choose to smoke knowing i am at risk of horrible things. i don't eat twenty donuts a day. some people do. so donuts are addicting to people also. so sue the donut maker right? b.s.
Eat all of the donuts you want but they don't kill other people.

You want to know what is absolutely STUPID? Some say, "I've got to die from something it may as well be from smoking".
Have you ever seen someone smother to death? I have and I can assure you there are better and quicker ways to die.
All I can say to you who insist on smoking, have it your way. But don't smoke in places like the entrance to Denny's, Wal Mart etc. In other words if you want to die of cancer or some other smoke related disease more power to you but please don't try to take me with you when you go!
Facts

Clermont, FL

#20 May 16, 2010
PLEASE DON'T TRY TO TAKE ME WITH YOU WHEN YOU GO!!!!!
Marlboro Man

Altamonte Springs, FL

#21 May 18, 2010
Facts wrote:
PLEASE DON'T TRY TO TAKE ME WITH YOU WHEN YOU GO!!!!!
Too late...you're goin whether you like it or not

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