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
All of the defendant tobacco companies named in this
lawsuit were negligent.