High Court rules against Smoking Case

The landmark case attempting to make cigarette company cough for the misery their products cause has ended .
The High Court has decided that the claimant must have known the risks and didn't ever try to give up and therefore cannot succeed in the case.
[quote]But Justice Graham Lang ruled in the High Court at Auckland that Mrs Pou must have known the risks of smoking. Her attempts to give up waxed and waned and were doomed to fail.

"I do not consider that Mrs Pou ever made any reasonable attempts to give up smoking," he said.

As a result she must have accepted the risks.

"It was therefore not open to Mrs Pou to seek redress from the defendants once she developed lung cancer because the possibility she might develop lung cancer was one of the risks that she assumed." [/quote]


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