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Tobacco Awards Argued for Addicted Smokers

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Tobacco Awards Argued for Addicted Smokers

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Tobacco Awards Argued for Addicted Smokers

Tobacco Awards Argued for Addicted Smokers

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NPR's Melissa Block talks with NPR's Debbie Elliott in New Orleans about closing arguments in a tobacco case. The damage award phase of the suit asks jurors to find what kind of smoking-cessation program should be funded by cigarette makers. The suit covers Louisiana smokers who are not yet sick but who say their injury is addiction.