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Fl Tobacco

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Fl Tobacco

Fl Tobacco

Fl Tobacco

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Florida has settled its Medicaid lawsuit against the tobacco industry. The cigarette makers have agreed to pay the state 11.3 billion dollars to cover the costs of treating smoking-related illnesses. The agreement also bans tobacco advertising at sporting arenas, on billboards and on mass transit and requires removing vending machines from areas where children have access. Florida is the second state to settle its Medicaid lawsuit. Mississippi settled last month for 3.6 billion dollars. NPR's Cheryl Devall reports.