Posts tagged: health problems

Attorneys: Big Tobacco snuffed out deal

Tweet Attorneys say Big Tobacco conspired to kill a deal that would have yielded $10 million for flight attendants suing the companies over health problems they attribute to the second-hand smoke they inhaled on the job for years. Soon after lawyers from a tobacco company asked for time to think about a $10 million offer to settle suits filed by thousands of flight attendants, they took the offer off the table. Attorneys for the flight attendants ... Jump to full article >>

Have you considered a full body MOT?

Tweet I’m ashamed to admit this, but having recently entered my 43rd year, I have become preoccupied with the business of getting older. Being a fairly blokey sort of bloke, the salt-and-pepper sideburns and Ramsay-esque wrinkles don’t overly trouble me. More angst-provoking has been the potentially deleterious effect that my hedonistic youth may have had on my liver, my passion for red meat on my heart and cardiovascular system, and ... Jump to full article >>

Call for debate on smoking

Tweet Recently Japan Tobacco Inc. (JT) and the state were successful in their defense against a damages suit in which three people had sought ¥10 million each for health problems — cancer and pulmonary emphysema — allegedly caused by smoking. Still, the Jan. 20 Yokohama District Court ruling, which the plaintiffs appealed Feb. 1, includes points that JT and the government should seriously consider. The ruling covered the period from 1947 to ... Jump to full article >>