Here are some of the Court's precedent-setting findings:
Smoking cigarettes causes life-threatening diseases that include aortic aneurysms, bladder cancer, cerebrovascular disease, cervical cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, coronary heart disease, esophageal cancer, kidney cancer, laryngeal cancer, lung cancer, complications of pregnancy, oral cavity/tongue cancer, pancreatic cancer, peripheral vascular disease, pharyngeal cancer, and stomach cancer.
The nicotine in cigarettes is addictive.
Big Tobacco placed on the market cigarettes that were defective and unreasonably dangerous.
The tobacco industry purposely omitted or concealed information about the adverse health effects and addictive nature of smoking cigarettes.
Big Tobacco intentionally misrepresented information about the health effects of cigarettes and their addictive nature.
All of the defendant tobacco companies named in this lawsuit were negligent.