Jury Awards $1.5 Million To Widow Of Woman Who Died From Smoking

Mealey's (July 20, 2016, 12:22 PM EDT) -- FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — A Florida jury on July 19 awarded the husband of a woman who died from lung cancer $1.5 million in damages against Philip Morris USA Inc. after finding that the woman was addicted to cigarettes and that her addiction was a legal cause of her death (Joseph Varner v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., et al., No. 2008-CV-026345, 17th Jud. Cir. Broward Co.).

However, the jury in the 17th Judicial Circuit Court of Florida for Broward County did not find that smoking cigarettes...
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