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Posted 11 months ago in Jury Awards Personal Injury by Sylvia Hsieh  
Smoker with COPD Wins $12.5M Against Tobacco Companies

A former chronic smoker who developed the lung condition COPD was awarded $12.5 million by a Florida jury in his lawsuit against Philip Morris and Liggett Group. John Rizzuto, 66, began smoking when he was 13 years old. He smoked for forty years, until he was diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD. COPD, which can include emphysema and chronic bronchitis, blocks air flow and makes it difficult to breathe. COPD can, but does not necessarily, lead to more …

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