A guy who smoked two packs a day died because he was addicted to cigarettes, a Broward County jury has found, and the ruling could clear the way for 8,000 more identical trials. The ruling comes as news to me, not only because I could quit smoking at any time but because I believed Joe Camel when he said smoking wouldn't hurt me and would instead make me as cool as a dick-shaped camel.
The attorney representing the man's widow ended the trial by
telling the jurors:
"People smoke because they're addicted, not because they choose to. Nobody wants to be addicted to cigarettes. It's as addictive as cocaine and heroin."
Who knew that high-powered attorneys were the type to try cocaine and heroin? Perhaps it was simply as an experiment to determine that, yes, cigarettes are more addictive. But either way, it makes me want to try cocaine and heroin, even if the attorney isn't a dick-shaped camel.
After the jump, the attorney representing the smoker's widow may have left some powder behind.
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