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    Tort Law - Assumed Risk for Tobacco Companies

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    Tobacco is legal. There has been a warning label required since the 1960s. Has the user "assumed the risk"? Should tobacco companies pay damages to smokers or ex-smokers?

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    Tobacco companies shoud not have to pay damages to smokers or ex-smokers due to the fact that there is a warning label on each pack of cigarettes or tobacco product and has been since the 1960's. The warnings have gone from "may cause cancer and pregnancy problems" to "causes cancer and low birth weight". As studies have ...

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    Tobacco companies shoud not have to pay damages to smokers or ex-smokers due to the fact that there is a warning label on each pack of cigarettes or tobacco product and has been since the 1960's.

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