Smoker Suit NPR's Debbie Elliott reports that a new kind of class-action tobacco lawsuit got under way today in West Virginia. Healthy smokers are suing tobacco companies -- and not for money. They want the tobacco industry to pay for medical screenings that would detect smoking-related illnesses. A similar case is pending in Louisiana.
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NPR's Debbie Elliott reports that a new kind of class-action tobacco lawsuit got under way today in West Virginia. Healthy smokers are suing tobacco companies — and not for money. They want the tobacco industry to pay for medical screenings that would detect smoking-related illnesses. A similar case is pending in Louisiana.