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Tobacco company enticed black children with free cigarettes, jury finds

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posted on Dec, 15 2010 @ 10:01 AM
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Tobacco company enticed black children with free cigarettes, jury finds


www.rawstory.com

A jury has ruled the Lorillard Tobacco Co. tried to entice black children to become smokers by handing out free cigarettes and has awarded $71 million in compensatory damages to the estate and son of a woman who died of lung cancer.

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posted on Dec, 15 2010 @ 10:01 AM
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Another one of those stories that just boggles the mind...

So basically this tobacco company were the neighborhood drug dealers, pimping out free supplies to the local poor african american children.

Unscrupulous, shameless behavior would be the understatement of the year. Peddling their death, all in the name of profiteering.

You wonder how many more cases there were just like this, where the person never thought to come forward...

Ugh.

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posted on Dec, 15 2010 @ 10:09 AM
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Crazy however...

company spokesman Gregg Perry said. "The plaintiff's 50-year-old memories were persuasively contradicted by testimony from several witnesses. The company will appeal and is confident it will prevail once the Massachusetts Court of Appeals reviews this case."


Let's see what happens with the appeal
You never know, this could just be an opportunist.



posted on Dec, 15 2010 @ 10:14 AM
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I remember Marlboro used to send very glamorous young girls with very few clothes on around to the university bars sometimes that would basically flirt with you and give away free lighters and things if you bought cigarettes from them, they had the packs in bullet belt type things.

I had already been smoking for a while before that though and I hate marlboros



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