Experts hope tobacco money is more than smoke and mirrors

McCulley, Russell
June 2004
New Orleans CityBusiness (1994 to 2008);6/7/2004, Vol. 24 Issue 50, p36
Focuses on the $591 million settlement of the class action lawsuit against tobacco companies which requires the companies to fund a comprehensive smoking cessation program in Louisiana. Comments of local physicians on the decision of the New Orleans jury in Civil District Court; Smoking rates in the state, according to a 2002 study by the Centers for Disease Control; Tobacco companies involved as defendants in the lawsuit; Components of the settlement; Plan of the defendant to file an appeal.


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