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Unformatted text preview: 11-08 CPPPaper due 15th, US v. Philip MorrisNot lawsuit with smokerLawsuit with govt charged under raciteering lawsTobaccofreekids.org website ran by campaign for tobacco free kids, background info section on justice dept. civil lawsuit -Look for Justice Dept. Civil LawsuitOne case of many of govt trying to regulate and reduce Read case and look around for background info Focus on what judge gladis Kessler says about tobacco industry and how decision illustrates courts role in reducing smoking and regulating tobaccoClass discussion smokingTobacco politics 1952Reades digestCancer by CartonReported by studies done by scientists that showed the relationship between smoking and lung cancer-cigarette consumption dropped (per capita consumption fell 2 years in row)Tobacco Companies response:-put filters1954- first wave of lawsuit on cigarette comnpoanies100 lawsuits that went nowhere-smokers filed lawsuits saying hey I didnt know I could get sick from it and now im hooked...
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This note was uploaded on 01/30/2012 for the course POLI SCI 340 taught by Professor Wollenberg during the Spring '11 term at Rutgers.
- Spring '11