New Orleans Tobacco Case Nears Conclusion

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In New Orleans, closing arguments continue in a class-action lawsuit aimed at making the tobacco industry help smokers kick the habit. The approximately 1.5 million smokers — most of whom are not ill — also seek funding for medical monitoring. The industry says it should not be held responsible for those who ignore warning labels. NPR's Debbie Elliott reports.



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