Tobacco harms nearly every organ and system of the body and causes many diseases reducing the health of smokers in general.
Smoking is a leading cause of death, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. About half a million deaths, one in five, in the United States each year is attributed to cigarette smoking.
Smoking causes more deaths each year in the U.S. than all of these combined:
- Motor vehicle injuries
- Firearm-related incidents
- Illegal drug use
- Alcohol consumption
- Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
Quitting smoking lowers your risk for smoking-related diseases and can add years to your life. But even with this simple, yet very clear message, the risk of dying from smoking cigarettes, both in men and women in the United States, is continually increasing.
For more than 50 years now, lawsuits from smokers, their families, and government entities have been filed against tobacco companies on the basis of, but not limited to the following:
- Negligent manufacturing
- Negligent advertising
- Violation of state consumer protection statutes
- Product liability
To find if you qualify for compensation from tobacco companies, seek the help of Jami S. Oliver, a leading Ohio hazardous products attorney for your legal options.
Call Oliver Law Office now at (614) 220-9100 to schedule a consultation.