Tobacco Trial to Get into Specifics This week, the federal government put the major tobacco companies on trial for civil racketeering. The government claims that the tobacco industry lied to Americans about the health risks of smoking and that the industry has been using direct and indirect ways to get young people hooked on cigarettes. NPR's Libby Lewis reports.
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This week, the federal government put the major tobacco companies on trial for civil racketeering. The government claims that the tobacco industry lied to Americans about the health risks of smoking and that the industry has been using direct and indirect ways to get young people hooked on cigarettes. NPR's Libby Lewis reports.

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