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Philip Morris, RJR Face Woman's Lung Cancer Claims At Trial

Law360, San Francisco (January 25, 2016, 11:04 PM EST) -- An ex-smoker's personal injury trial against tobacco heavyweights Philip Morris and R.J. Reynolds entered its second week in California federal court Monday as a director from the Roswell Park Cancer Institute described how cigarette ad campaigns misled the public about the dangers of smoking.

K. Michael Cummings, who directs Roswell's Department of Cancer Prevention, showed the jury print and video commercials in which athletes, celebrities, astronauts and doctors made smoking seem healthy and glamorous. These ads never mentioned the health risks, Cummings testified in lung cancer...
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Case Title

Pooshs v. Phillip Morris USA, Inc., et al.


Case Number

4:04-cv-01221

Court

California Northern

Nature of Suit

Personal Inj. Prod. Liability

Judge

Phyllis J. Hamilton

Date Filed

March 26, 2004

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