Tobacco Companies Lose Again

The U.S. Court of Appeals has sided with a lower court, finding that cigarette companies set out to deliberately deceive consumers about the dangers of smoking. The court found the defendants, including Altria, violated federal racketeering laws.

I have a hard time with this and other rulings against tobacco companies.  Why?  For 40+ years they have been telling smokers on every pack that the habit is hazardous to their health and will cause death.
Now if the smoker chooses to ignore the warning then how can a company be held responsible for stupidity of a person?  It is the lawsuit lotto, as usual Americans do not want to take responsibility for their actions–someone else is ALWAYS to blame–never the individual and their ignorant choices.

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