Smokers Sue Tobacco Major Philip Morris

by Medindia Content Team on  January 21, 2006 at 2:12 PM Cancer News   - G J E 4
Smokers Sue Tobacco Major Philip Morris
Tobacco major Philip Morris is being sued by four Marlboro smokers for hi-tech screenings aimed at the early detection of lung cancer. The four people are demanding that the company pay for spiral CT scans which is estimated at Ģ300. If this were to be brought into force, it will serve to save several thousand lives as a result of early detection. The company has been accused of indulging in deceptive marketing to encourage smoking.

A class action status is sought by the group for all people aged over 50 years and who have been smoking a packet of cigarettes per day for 20 years. Even small tumors in the lungs can be detected by CT scans, leading to early diagnosis and treatment. Lung cancer accounts for 30% of all the cancer deaths. CT scans are also known for their high wrong positive results, and insurance firms generally do not cover these scans.

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I smoke and my ex smoked and my 27 year old son does not.People who are suing are looking for their lottery in life.I started smoking when I was 18 nobody put a gun to my head and I am 53 amd still smoke I don't condone it but then again I don't drink why my mother was an alcoholic and a smoker but her children including me were not taken from her because she smoked it was because she was a drunk an neglected her children and our government doesn't want us to quit there is money there and all those anti smoker people all I have to say to you is PLEASE HOLD YOUR BREATH WHILE I SMOKE You are probably those that drink and drive and kill innocent people in seconds where the only person I'm hurting is my self and in 30 yrs of working I have never missed work or have been hospitalized for a smoking aliment.And you tobacco companies need to stop giving into all these nut cases where is the accountability.Enphezema is from cronic bronchitis not smoking truth be told.
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