Former Winston cigarette model Alan Landers has filed a multimillion-dollar lawsuit against the R.J. Reynolds Co., claiming his former employers' product destroyed his health. In an interview with Britain's Guardian newspaper, Landers, who appeared in hundreds of ads for Winston cigarettes in the 1960s and '70s and who is now battling late-stage throat and lung cancer, said, "They created the illusion that smoking was cool but they knew when I was doing the campaign that it caused lung cancer and that it was the most addictive drug the world has ever known. ... They should be held accountable for killing people."

17/02/2009