Friday, 2 August 2013

Tobacco company to pay $37.5 million fine

A Florida jury has ordered tobacco company R.J. Reynolds to pay $37.5 million for contributing to a lung cancer victim's death by marketing their cigarettes to youths.

The money will go to the family of Laura Grossman, a mother of two who died in 1995 at the age of 38, roughly 23 years after she started smoking R.J. Reynold's 'Vantage' cigarettes. continue to see the company's brand

Grossman was diagnosed with lung cancer in 1993. Attorneys for her family argued during the 20-day trial that she became addicted to 'Vantage' cigarettes at the young age of 15 because the company marketed them to youths.

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