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Lawsuit: Tobacco Industry Should Help Smokers Kick Habit

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Lawsuit: Tobacco Industry Should Help Smokers Kick Habit

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Lawsuit: Tobacco Industry Should Help Smokers Kick Habit

Lawsuit: Tobacco Industry Should Help Smokers Kick Habit

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In New Orleans, opening arguments begin in a class-action lawsuit aimed at making the tobacco industry help smokers quit. About 3 million smokers — some of whom are not ill — are seeking funding for medical monitoring, but the industry says it should not be held responsible for those who ignore warning labels. NPR's Debbie Elliott reports.