Former Winston pitchman Alan Landers ...

Former Winston pitchman Alan Landers now a crusader against Big...

There are 71 comments on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel story from Feb 15, 2009, titled Former Winston pitchman Alan Landers now a crusader against Big.... In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:

Count Alan Landers among as many as 9,000 people in Florida with legal cases involving tobacco companies.

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JAK

Miami, FL

#65 Feb 16, 2009
jen wrote:
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That is such a ridiculous reply I can not even believe you posted that. Nicotine has been smoked in numourous ways for years. There were no warning because there were no studies and research like there is today. Sucking on a tail pipe and pounding your head is a lot different than not being warned about something everyone presumed to be ok and safe to do until now when we know the truth. What a child shoud I post Hhahaha now? Grow up
The question isn't whether people who got sick from smoking derserve sympathy and compassion. The question is, what is an appropriate penalty? Should there even be a penalty?

Let me ask you as a relative to several people who were affected by cigarette smoking. What do you think is a fair penalty?
jen

United States

#67 Feb 16, 2009
I think people should be able to sue these companies till they all go broke but reality wise thats a tough question. I don't know what the answer is to that. But the winston guy did support this company and this company did support him with what is making him sick today. He should at least be able to sue for the money that is costing him for his treatments and being out of work. Its just sad this man is sick because of something he use to help promote.
Oh Well

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#68 Feb 16, 2009
In 1988, he lost part of his right lung. He stopped smoking, only to take it up again briefly in 1992. The next year, cancer took part of his left lung. Next came emphysema, then a coronary bypass

Double dipping it seems - wait until he finds out how the FDA is killing more people through "medically approved" drugs. People learn to take responsiblity for yourselves - stop believing in fairy tales - these fairy tales are out to kill you - this includes your government, lawyers, politicians and everyone else who promises to blame someone else.
Wilbur

Newtown Square, PA

#69 Feb 16, 2009
jen wrote:
I think people should be able to sue these companies till they all go broke but reality wise thats a tough question. I don't know what the answer is to that. But the winston guy did support this company and this company did support him with what is making him sick today. He should at least be able to sue for the money that is costing him for his treatments and being out of work. Its just sad this man is sick because of something he use to help promote.
You sound like you have a classic victim mentality. You really need to understand that people who smoke were not coerced or forced to do so, they have done it voluntarily. As far as blaming advertising, that is a joke. Anybody who is smoking since 1963 has been fully advised and basically HIT OVER THE HEAD with the fact that cigs cause cancer and will ruin your life. How can anybody, including the judicial system, claim anything else????

Since: Feb 09

Bastrop, TX

#70 Feb 16, 2009
jen wrote:
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that is very untrue my uncles and even my father who smoke (I don't) were never told or warned of the dangers of smoking. People back then didn't really have those kinds of warnings or concerns like people now. If they knew and they have told me this. If they knew what it would have done to them if someone would of explained what they would go through throughout their lives and their end they would never have started. So try another one
B S You mean to tell me all the coughing, hacking, chocking, people dying
of lung cancer wasn't warning enough. Come on how many times does a rattle snake have to bite you until you figure out its dangerous.
JAK

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#71 Feb 16, 2009
jen wrote:
I think people should be able to sue these companies till they all go broke but reality wise thats a tough question. I don't know what the answer is to that. But the winston guy did support this company and this company did support him with what is making him sick today. He should at least be able to sue for the money that is costing him for his treatments and being out of work. Its just sad this man is sick because of something he use to help promote.
Of course it's sad. Smokers are making a very sad and selfish choice. His family should sue him for all the pain and suffering his causing them.

And the cigarette companies will all be out of business eventually because their customers will all be dead.
Common Sense

East Bernard, TX

#72 Feb 17, 2009
I cant understand how some of you can defend the position of anyone sueing the cigarette companies. You have obviously never tried a cigarette before. My first cigarette was enough to make me choose NOT TO SMOKE. I coughed, the taste in my mouth was nasty and it made me a little dizzy.
Ignorace is not a defense. Common sense people. Let's starting backing away from our litigious ways.

I agree with smokin...put on your grown up panties!
StewartIII

Fort Washington, MD

#73 Feb 24, 2009
Tobacco Lawsuits: Newspapers Neglect Reporting That Dangers of Smoking Are Well Known
http://newsbusters.org/blogs/p-j-gladnick/200...
Cousin Roma

Miami, FL

#74 Mar 3, 2009
You were always a vey uplifting person who lived and loved life to the fullest. Alan lifted people spirits with his great sense of humor and wit. My husband and I shall miss him greatly.
Henri

Emeryville, CA

#76 Mar 4, 2009
After reading about Alan, he really was a good man who did a lot for the cause. I created an online memorial for Alan. Please visit and contribute to the page.

http://www.ilasting.com/alanlanders.php

Thanks,

Henri
mga

Carey, OH

#77 Mar 7, 2009
if all of you would have taken the time to listen to this man, you would find out that he was a true person with all the right meanings for his case. Maybe all the disbelievers should grow up. Stop and think, we have all made bad choices at some time in our lives. Rest in peace Alan.

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