Here’s an incredible, but true news story making the rounds of sites on cigarette. Ever wonder what causes sinus? An American Airlines flight attendant thinks it’s secondhand tobacco smoke. Secondhand cheap cigarette smoke! Geez, be real! We thought sitting in the no smoking section was secure.
How about secondhand smoke causing the common cold? Then cold victims throughout the world can laugh all the way to the bank with cash earned from suing sundry cigarette firms. A split appeals court supports a new trial for a former American Airlines flight attendant who lost her claim against the inexpensive cigarette and tobacco sector that secondhand cigarette smoke caused her sinus disorder.
Guess they want some excuse to blame the tobacco business. Anything will do be it second hand smoke in aircraft, offices, theatres, even the rest rooms! Guess anything is good enough reason to sue the tobacco industry for damages. A three-judge panel of the third District Court of Appeal ruled 2-1 in favor of a new trial Wednesday for Suzette Janoff, which Circuit Judge Leslie Rothenberg ordered after trial.
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The majority agreed with Rothenberg that expert testimony for cigarette manufacturers was “bolstered” by a defense lawyer after questions from the woman’s attorney struck a hole in his decisions. After testifying that allergies caused the woman’s condition, the expert conceded that one medical group’s Web site said secondhand smoke smoke could aggravate sinus ailments. Aggravate sinus condition? What else can aggravate sinus ailments? Even ambient air and vehicular pollution can aggravate sinus conditions, not cigarette smoke.
Cigarette makers argued that Janoff’s lawyer, Steven Hunter, opened the door for the testimony. Come on people how about infusing some facts into all of the hype about cigarettes being the reason for common colds, sinuses, and sundry other common disorders. Cigarette smokers can take heart. Here’s some reassuring news to warm the hearts of smoke aficionados! The active ingredient in tobacco may actually have a beneficial effect on the body in treating a common and potentially fatal sort of infection process called sepsis, new research shows.
Sepsis is the third leading cause of death in developed countries and accounts for almost nine percent of deaths from the U.S.. The condition begins as a disease that triggers the whole immune system to an exaggerated level. The immune system then sets off a series of events which may result in uncontrolled inflammation in the body, shock, and finally death. Until recently, the only way doctors could treat sepsis was with strong antibiotics and other supportive care. In 2001, the drug Xigris became the first available treatment for sepsis and has been proven to decrease the chance of death due to this condition.