Here's an amazing but true news story about going to the cigarette pages. Ever wondered what causes sinus? An American Airlines flight attendant thinks it's second-hand tobacco smoke.
Cheap cigarettes and colds
Used Cheap Cigarette Smoke! Geez, be real! We thought sitting in the smoking section was safe. What about used cigarette smoke that causes a cold? Then cold sufferers around the world can laugh all the way to the bank with money earned from lawsuits from various cigarette companies.
The division appeals court is backing a new trial of a former American Airlines flight attendant who lost a lawsuit against a cheap cigarette and tobacco industry that used her cigarette smoke to cause sinus disease.
I guess they need some excuse to blame the tobacco industry. Any of this will be secondhand smoke in offices, planes, theaters, even other rooms! I suppose anything is good enough to sue the tobacco industry for damages.
A cigarette case that needs to be tried again
The panel of the Third Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 in favor of Suzette Janoff's new trial on Wednesday, which Trial Chamber Leslie Rothenberg ordered after the trial.
Most agreed with Rothenberg that the expert testimony of cigarette manufacturers had unfairly "reinforced" the defense lawyer after the woman's lawyer had punched a hole in his conclusions.
After testifying that the allergies caused the woman's condition, an expert acknowledged that a medical group's website said that used cigarette smoke could worsen the sinus condition.
Cigarettes and sinus status
To worsen sinus condition? What else could worsen the sinus condition? Even air and air pollution can worsen the condition of the sinuses, not just the cigarette smoke.
Cigarette manufacturers claimed that Janoff's attorney, Steven Hunter, had opened the door to testify.
Come on, people, how to bring some reality into all the noise around cigarettes that cause common colds, sinuses, and various other common problems.
Cheap cigarettes can help treat sepsis
Cigarette smokers can now take heart. Here are some encouraging news for warming the heart of a cigarette lover!
The active substance in tobacco can actually have a beneficial effect on the body in treating a common and potentially lethal type of infectious process known as sepsis, new research shows.
Sepsis is the third leading cause of death in developed countries and accounts for almost nine percent of deaths in the US each year. The condition begins as an infection that over-activates the entire immune system.
The immune system then triggers a series of events that can lead to uncontrolled inflammation in the body, shock and eventually death.
Until recently, the only way doctors could treat sepsis was with a powerful antibiotic and other supportive care. In 2001, Xigris became the first available therapy for sepsis, and has been shown to reduce the risk of death from the condition.
But now the encouraging news is that tobacco, the raw ingredient of cheap cigarettes, is good for treating sepsis.