Widow settles with tobacco giant for $23.6 billion - WNEM TV 5

Widow settles with tobacco giant for $23.6 billion

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The widow of a man who died of lung cancer has won a major lawsuit against RJ Reynolds tobacco company.

A Florida jury awarded Cynthia Robinson $23.6 billion in punitive damages.

She sued the company claiming it didn't warn people about the dangers of smoking.

Her husband was 13 years old when he started smoking and died of lung cancer when he was 36.

RJ Reynolds is the maker of Camel and Pall Mall.

They call it a "runaway verdict" and will appeal.

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