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Posted 4 years ago in Jury Awards Products Liability by Sylvia Hsieh  
Tobacco Company Gets Burned in Teenage Smoking Case

Tobacco giant RJ Reynolds has been stung by a $1.3 million jury verdict for not warning a smoker during his teenage years that smoking is addictive and could cause cancer. William Champagne was born in 1950 and began smoking Lucky Strikes when he was 12 years old. At that time, American Tobacco (which later became RJ Reynolds) was the maker of Lucky Strikes and had no warnings in its advertisements or on its cigarette packs about the risks of smoking. …

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