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Tobacco Industry Begins Its Defense

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Tobacco Industry Begins Its Defense

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Tobacco Industry Begins Its Defense

Tobacco Industry Begins Its Defense

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Lawyers for major tobacco firms make opening statements in the largest trial in the history of the industry. Justice Department lawyers have accused the companies of lying to the public about the dangers of smoking to protect profits — and hook new customers — including children. NPR's Libby Lewis reports.