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Should Cigarette Companies Be Held Responsible For Bad Health Caused By Smoking Cigarettes

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By : Aydan Corkern    99 or more times read
Submitted 2009-04-06 21:45:55
Today Americans are faced with all sorts of health issues that were caused by something that could have been avoided. It could be from asbestos particles in the air they breathed at work or from smoking cigarettes. They might have developed other health issues related to chemicals they might been exposed to at work or where they lived. Many law suits settlements have been won from companies that are responsible for damaging the health of someone. Somewhere in America everyday someone is suing a company because of their health problem that the company caused.

There is no greater example of this than with cigarettes and the bad health problems that comes from that. With all of the different kinds of health damaging elements a business can expose someone to, cigarettes top the chart with staggering numbers. You might wonder exactly how the tobacco and cigarette companies are responsible for smokers. In most instances, when someone has been exposed to chemicals that damage their health from work or their immediate living environment, someone is being held responsible. But with cigarettes, this is a choice that is made by an individual to be exposed to bad health risks on their own.

So should a cigarette company be held responsible for the bad choices that Americans make today?
This is a very debatable subject seeing as how these companies are marketing a product that have deadly chemicals in them that are killing millions of people and driving our health care system through the roof. The people that are addicted to tobacco products and are having health care issues, many have no insurance to get the treatments they need.

A company that produces something we eat that harms our body or kills someone, they are being held responsible for their product and the damage that is done to an individual. In many cases, yes, and they are held liable. This is the question that many Americans want to know the answer to about cigarette companies. Can anyone make these companies that sold and are still allowed to sell cigarettes to people be held responsible for the health issues that are caused by smoking their product?

Years ago when many old timers became addicted it was not advertised that smoking was bad for you and deadly. Even up into the 1970's it was legal for teenagers to buy cigarettes and the companies knew then that the product was dangerous. Especially since they were sold to minors, should they not at least be held liable for those that started smoking in their teens who bought them with the blessing of the company and the government?
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