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Huntington plaintiff retains craving despite losing voice
He puffed on cigarettes through it all, as he had since Even the removal of a polyp from his vocal cords in barely deterred him. On Wednesday, Ellis filed a lawsuit against the tobacco industry, not to seek damages for himself, but to force cigarette companies to disclose their long-secret reports on nicotine and smoking and to correct misleading advertising.
The group has been filing a single suit in each state--with California becoming the fifth Wednesday--since a federal appeals court in New Orleans rejected a massive class action in May. The court said the action on behalf of millions of allegedly nicotine-dependent Americans was unmanageable, partly because of conflicting state liability laws.
The lawsuit, Robinson said, is aimed at stopping cigarette companies from targeting children and from continuing to issue a host of misleading information through advertisements.
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It asks that corporate profits from cigarettes be turned over to the state to help pay for smoking-cessation programs. Back in the s, Ellis started smoking in boot camp like many young men his age.
Smoking was relaxing. It helped you get through the day. Later, his wife and their three children tried to encourage him to quit his daily pack-and-a-half habit. They never smoked, he said, and his wife would often leave the room, or make him leave, when he smoked. By the late s, he said, he knew he had to try to stop.
Simply quitting worked only for short periods. But the addiction was so strong, he said, that nothing worked. In Marchdoctors found squamous cell carcinoma on his vocal cords.
He would need an operation. But first, he wanted to go fishing. I was not able to eat.
My windpipe was closing, and it was difficult to breathe. When the boat docked, he took the next plane home, getting in at midnight. He was in the hospital nine hours later taking antibiotics for a cancer-induced infection.
The daylong operation involved the removal of his larynx and other tissue and numerous skin grafts to patch his esophagus and other vital organs. All Sections.
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