Published on July 24th, 20130
Class Action Tobacco Suit Proceeds in Oregon
Originally filed by two Portland-area women in 2002, the suit claims that Phillip Morris’ marketing misled Oregon customers into believing that light cigarettes were not as bad as regular cigarettes because they contained less tar and nicotine. However, studies have indicated that light cigarettes are just as harmful as regular cigarettes because light cigarette smokers will modify their smoking habits to attain the same amount of nicotine by taking more and deeper puffs. The Oregon women hope to represent the approximately 100,000 smokers who bought Marlboro Lights between 1971, when the cigarettes were first introduced, and 2001.
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