RJR caused contractor’s lung disease, Florida.


Law360 (May 24, 2021, 7:54 p.m. EDT) – An attorney for the widow of a longtime smoker told a Florida jury on Monday that RJ Reynolds was responsible for the lung disease of the former bar owner and entrepreneur, claiming that his addiction started while smoking. was “an American way of life”.

Counsel for Judith Spurlock, the widow of Lloyd Spurlock, told a jury in oral argument that Lloyd, a longtime Winstons smoker who died of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in 2013, had RJR to blame for creating a culture in the 1940s and 1950s in which smoking was everywhere.

Born in 1934, Lloyd Spurlock first tried cigarettes at age 8, …

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