Cigarette-makers should pay roughly $15 million to a 91-year-old Delray Beach man who watched his 81-year-old wife die a painful death from lung cancer and other diseases brought on by a lifetime of smoking, attorneys told a Palm Beach County jury today.
On a contentious day in court, attorney Scott Schlesinger used tobacco industry memos to remind the eight jurors how misinformation, manipulation and deceit by the tobacco industry lured millions of Americans, like Helen Cohen, to take up a habit that they were then powerless to stop.
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