Surgeon General Makes 'Light' Cigs Tempting Lawsuit Target

By Greg Ryan (January 23, 2014, 5:12 PM EST) -- The U.S. surgeon general's landmark finding last week that filtered cigarettes may actually increase the risk of lung cancer could lead to a flurry of new lawsuits against tobacco companies and even expand cigarette litigation outside of Florida, where it has flourished for nearly a decade.

Acting Surgeon General Boris Lushniak concluded in a report that smokers today are more likely to develop a type of cancer known as adenocarcinoma than they were 50 years ago. "Suggestive evidence" exists that ventilated filters, often used in so-called light cigarettes, are one of the factors behind the increased risk, the report said....

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