Most recently, and important to cigarette smokers, in particular Kent cigarette smokers – is the possibility that the kent cigarette filter may have contained asbestos and there may possibly be a link between asbestos lung cancer and smoking or cigarettes.
As we know, asbestos exposure has been linked to lung cancer and mesothelioma. There have been many asbestos exposure lawsuits filed over the decades. And, there is a growing concern with second hand asbestos exposure and cancer – mesothelioma etc.
In the most recent revelations in connection with asbestos lung cancer and smoking or cigarettes, is that one cigarette in particular may be contributing factor – Lorillard Inc.’s Kent cigarettes. Lorillard Inc.’s Kent cigarettes:
- were produced in the 1950s – 1952/1956 (with potentially billions of cigarettes consumed in this period)
- had Micronite filter
- produced by Hollingsworth & Vose
- containing crocidolite asbestos
It is known that asbestos exposure is related to lung cancer and mesothelioma.
Although it is hard to prove an asbestos exposure lawsuit when smoking is involved, it is not impossible because of the ability to detect the destructive effects asbestos exposure has on the body, in particular the lungs in such a case. The most devastating injury is mesothelioma.
People who develop this rare form of cancer were most likely exposed to dangerous asbestos fibers while working in various industries to support their families. It is common for the development of mesothelioma to occur 20 or sometimes even 40 years after initial exposure to asbestos.
Asbestos fibers have been used in the manufacturing of a wide variety of industrial and household products in the United States and around the world.
For more on mesothelioma and asbestos, please visit the links below:
- An Overview
- Asbestos Connection
- Exposure to Asbestos
- Signs and Symptoms
- Diagnosis/Staging and Treatment
- Go To Asbestos
- Asbestos & Mesothelioma News
At the Gooch Law Firm, we pride ourselves on providing our clients reliable representation for even the most challenging cases. If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, contact our office at 1.844.329.5955.
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