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Big Tobacco Ordered to Help Smokers Quit

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Big Tobacco Ordered to Help Smokers Quit

Big Tobacco Ordered to Help Smokers Quit

Big Tobacco Ordered to Help Smokers Quit

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A jury in New Orleans becomes the first to order cigarette makers to pay to help smokers kick the habit. The verdict applies to about half a million smokers in Louisiana, and is projected to cost $500 million. NPR's Debbie Elliott reports.