Here’s an unbelievable, but true news story making the rounds of websites on cigarette. Ever wonder what causes sinus? An American Airlines flight attendant thinks it is secondhand tobacco smoke.
Cheap Cigarettes and common cold
Secondhand cheap cigarette smoke! Geez, be real! We thought sitting in the no smoking section was safe. How about secondhand cigarette smoke causing the common cold? Then cold sufferers throughout the world can laugh all the way to the bank with money earned from suing sundry cigarette companies.
A split appeals court supports a new trial for a former American Airlines flight attendant who lost her claim against the cheap cigarette and tobacco industry that secondhand cigarette smoke caused her sinus disease.
Guess they need some excuse to blame the tobacco industry. Anything will do be it second hand smoke in offices, aircraft, theatres, even the rest rooms! Guess anything is good enough reason to sue the tobacco industry for damages.
Cigarette case to be retried
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.
The majority agreed with Rothenberg that expert testimony for cigarette makers was unfairly “bolstered” by a defense attorney after questions by the woman’s attorney punched a hole in his conclusions.
After testifying that allergies caused the woman’s condition, the expert conceded that one medical group’s Web site said secondhand cigarette smoke could aggravate sinus conditions.
Cigarettes and sinus condition
Aggravate sinus condition? What else could aggravate sinus conditions? Even ambient air and vehicular pollution can aggravate sinus conditions, not only cigarette smoke.
Cigarette makers argued that Janoff’s attorney, Steven Hunter, opened the door for the testimony.
Come on folks how about infusing some reality into all the hype about cigarettes being the cause of common colds, sinuses, and sundry other common ailments.
Cigarettes at cheap may help treat sepsis
Cigarette smokers can now take heart. Here’s some encouraging news to warm the hearts of cigarette aficionados!
The active ingredient in tobacco may actually have a beneficial effect on the body in treating a common and potentially deadly type of infection process known as sepsis, new research shows.
Sepsis is the third leading cause of death in developed countries and accounts for nearly nine per cent of deaths in the U.S. each year. The condition begins as an infection that activates the entire immune system to an exaggerated degree.
The immune system then sets off a chain 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 powerful antibiotics and other supportive care. In 2001, the drug Xigris became the first available therapy for sepsis and has been shown to reduce the risk of death due to the condition.
But now there is encouraging news that tobacco, the raw ingredient in cheap cigarettes is good for the treatment options for sepsis.