Tobacco's First Loss

A landmark verdict is likely to spawn many more suits against the industry

"The doctors couldn't get her to stop. Her husband couldn't get her to stop. - She wasn't going to take orders from anybody."

-- DONALD COHN, ATTORNEY FOR THE LIGGETT GROUP

"Rose Cipollone had the upper lobe of her lung cut out. She still continued to smoke. Doesn't that suggest some kind of a dependence?"

-- MARC EDELL, ATTORNEY FOR THE CIPOLLONES

Rose Cipollone was intensely stubborn, especially about her cigarette habit. The New Jersey housewife often ordered groceries she did not need just to get a fresh pack of smokes delivered. She ignored her husband and children when they started...

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