Canada: three tobacco firms provided $ 25 billion compensation

Canada: three tobacco firms provided $ 25 billion compensation

Quebec : Canada | Mar 12, 2012 at 9:47 PM PDT
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On a 12-3 start hearing the history of Montreal (Canada): the threeleading tobacco firms here alleged $ 25 billion to compensate for not enough information and warnings to consumers about the dangers of drugs leaves.

The plaintiff has filed two complaints against Imperial TobaccoGroup, JTI-Macdonald and Rothmans Benson & Hedges in the Supreme Court of Quebec. The complaint of the first 90,000 have been smoking in Quebec.

They reported having tobacco-related diseases such as shortness of breath and throat cancer, larynx. They demand to be compensated about $ 105,000 / person.

Monday's lawsuit 1.8 million people are smoking. They claim not to be missed smoking and ask to be compensated $ 10,000 / person.

The prosecution alleges that the tobacco companies hiding Canadaresearch shows the link between tobacco and other major diseasessuch as cancer. The Canadian tobacco companies also allegedlyaltered the levels of nicotine in cigarettes, increased pitchdangerous, more toxic substances in tobacco.

According to Reuters

Le Thi Bich Lan is based in Vũng Tàu, Đông Nam Bộ, Vietnam, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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