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.


The Florida Supreme Court has issued a mandate in the Engle v. Liggett Class Action, requiring Engle Class members to take action and file individual lawsuits by On January 11, 2008.

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The Surgeon General's report on smoking found more than 4000 chemical compounds in cigarette smoke, including 43 that cause cancer in humans and animals and many others that are poisonous, toxic, or damaging to genes. Listed are some of those chemicals found in cigarettes or cigarette smoke.

ACETONE - a paint stripper & nail polish remover
AMMONIA - floor/toilet cleaner
ARSENIC - rat poison
BUTANE - a lighter fluid
CADMIUM - rechargeable batteries
CARBON MONOXIDE - car exhaust fumes
DDT/DIELDRIN - insecticide banned in U.S.
FORMALDEHYDE - embalming fluid
HEXAMINE - barbecue lighter
HYDROGEN CYANIDE - gas chamber poison
METHANOL - rocket fuel
NAPTHALENE - found in mothballs
NICOTINE - addictive drug/insectide
POLONIUM 210 - cancer causing radioactive element
STEARIC ACID - candle wax
VINYL CHLORIDE - makes PVC pipe

 

 
 
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