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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pencils

Chiefland, FL

#45 Jun 7, 2010
lou wrote:
However, are you thinking about how many people are being deceived by Big Tobacco RIGHT NOW? And then "mental health..." When exactly was it proven to be such a big deal? There are numerous tobacco industry documents that prove that they target children and that nicotine is an addictive drug but they add it to tobacco anyways. This is a pressing issue... When does "mental health" really hurt other's bodies like smoking does?
I don't mean to say that mental health isn't important. It IS a very important issue, but I think that tobacco industries are hurting a lot more people.
In just ONE of our 50 states, 88 people die in a DAY from tobacco. And that's just Florida. Who knows about the big states like New York, Texas, or California.
It's a VERY large issue.
right~ tobacco companies are a really big problem. ive looked at all of these quotes from their documents... i understand that others find mental health a big issue, but tobacco is a bigger problem.
Marlboro Man

Orange City, FL

#46 Jun 11, 2010
Just picked up two cartons

Saved you non-smokers paying in twenty bucks in taxes

You can thank me now
Skoal Lova

Leitchfield, KY

#47 Jun 12, 2010
Marlboro Man wrote:
Just picked up two cartons
Saved you non-smokers paying in twenty bucks in taxes
You can thank me now
Just picked up a sleeve of dip that was way over priced. It's not because the portions are getting any bigger. I'm right there with you man.LOL
Skoal Lova

Leitchfield, KY

#48 Jun 12, 2010
pencils wrote:
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right~ tobacco companies are a really big problem. ive looked at all of these quotes from their documents... i understand that others find mental health a big issue, but tobacco is a bigger problem.
No. Oil gushing out into a large body of water is a bigger problem. Job losses are a bigger problem. Government spending gobs of money they've been sucking out of a tobacco users pockets to give to multi-billion companies who don't offer the average consumer anything is a bigger problem. Tobacco companies making money off of a consumers who enjoy tobacco..is not such a serious issue that would warrant this kind of a lynching mob. People like you focus of stuff like this because you can't wrap your brain around a truly damaging issue.

“Tobacco money is blood money”

Since: May 10

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#49 Jun 12, 2010
Skoal Lova wrote:
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No. Oil gushing out into a large body of water is a bigger problem. Job losses are a bigger problem. Government spending gobs of money they've been sucking out of a tobacco users pockets to give to multi-billion companies who don't offer the average consumer anything is a bigger problem. Tobacco companies making money off of a consumers who enjoy tobacco..is not such a serious issue that would warrant this kind of a lynching mob. People like you focus of stuff like this because you can't wrap your brain around a truly damaging issue.
Oh well. Get used to our hand in your pocket because your smoke taxes will go up (as will the cost of Indian smokes and bootleg smokes because they just have to be less than the legal product and not sold at just above cost, your insurance premiums will go up because you smoke, you will not be allowed to smoke in parks and on beaches,

In short, you are screwed.
Skoal Lova

Leitchfield, KY

#50 Jun 13, 2010
YouCanQuit wrote:
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Oh well. Get used to our hand in your pocket because your smoke taxes will go up (as will the cost of Indian smokes and bootleg smokes because they just have to be less than the legal product and not sold at just above cost, your insurance premiums will go up because you smoke, you will not be allowed to smoke in parks and on beaches,
In short, you are screwed.
actually I got a discount on my insurance because I dip :)*true story*
Skoal Lova

Leitchfield, KY

#51 Jun 13, 2010
Watch this on "Smoking Bans Are Wrong." Even Penn and Teller think anti-tobacco efforts is pathetic and out of hand.

James Walker

Seattle, WA

#52 Jun 16, 2010
Bought a can of dip and a b&m cigar. Over half the cost of these is taxes so your welcome.
Marlboro Man

Orange City, FL

#53 Jun 17, 2010
YouCanQuit wrote:
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Oh well. Get used to our hand in your pocket because your smoke taxes will go up (as will the cost of Indian smokes and bootleg smokes because they just have to be less than the legal product and not sold at just above cost, your insurance premiums will go up because you smoke, you will not be allowed to smoke in parks and on beaches,
In short, you are screwed.
I'll smoke to that! Light me!
just candid

AOL

#54 Jun 17, 2010
Marlboro Man wrote:
Just picked up two cartons
Saved you non-smokers paying in twenty bucks in taxes
You can thank me now
Thanks!!! Now hurry up and die before we have to spend it on you keeping you well.
Marlboro Man

Orange City, FL

#55 Jun 17, 2010
just candid wrote:
<quoted text>Thanks!!! Now hurry up and die before we have to spend it on you keeping you well.
I'm workin on it but I'm outta matches.

Gotta light?
activist

United States

#56 Jun 20, 2010
i wish that people would open up their eyes to this possibility: tobacco companies target people at very young ages; they addict them to a deadly product that when used properly will kill you. and they do it just to lounge on their yachts... it's crazy.
I know best

AOL

#57 Jun 20, 2010
Smoking is bad, but greed and lounging on yachts is good.
I know best

AOL

#58 Jun 20, 2010
Marlboro Man wrote:
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I'm workin on it but I'm outta matches.
Gotta light?
Only have a couple of old damp lucifers. Will they help?
jon

Eatontown, NJ

#59 Jun 20, 2010
Facts wrote:
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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!
as far as killing other people, i don't think you need to worry. smoke annoys people period. especially non smokers.
Marlboro Man

Orange City, FL

#60 Jun 21, 2010
I know best wrote:
Smoking is bad, but greed and lounging on yachts is good.
Can I have a smoke on the yacht too?

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