Trials: Cigarettes v. Lollipops

As both a licensed physician and a lawyer, Florida's Lawrence V. Hastings was uniquely qualified to participate in the growing controversy over whether cigarettes cause cancer, and if so, whether the companies that make them are liable for the damage they cause. Dr. Hastings has not failed his calling.

Unexpected Evidence. Ever since 1957, after Miami Contractor Edwin M. Green learned that he had lung cancer, Dr. Hastings has been in court suing the American Tobacco Co. for $1,500,000 in damages, charging that its Lucky Strike cigarettes, which Green smoked at the rate of as many as three packs a day...

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