1950’s Deadly Asbestos Cigarette

As The New York Times describes, tobacco companies came up with creative ways to filter cigarettes once studies showed how harmful tobacco was to one's health. Unfortunately, some of these creative filters caused more damage than good. For example, the Kent Micronite cigarette-filter contained asbestos fibers and was put into the stream of commerce in the 1950s. About a decade later, scientists discovered that particles "fallout" from the filters were inhaled into the lungs causing even greater problems than tobacco itself. Although the Kent Micronite brand was not the only cigarette to promote a faulty filter, it was the one promoting the filter containing crocidolite asbestos, which exposed users to asbestos and the potential for dying of lung diseases like mesothelioma.

If you (or a loved one) have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you may be entitled to compensation. The skilled Asbestos Attorneys Brian Weinstein and Ben Couture devote their practice to protecting the rights of asbestos victims. From our offices in Seattle, we represent clients nearby in the Pacific Northwest, including Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Alaska, as well as others across the nation.

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