The Illinois Supreme Court has once again ruled in favor of tobacco giant Philip Morris, saving the company from a 10-billion-dollar lawsuit.  The case has been before the court off and on for more than a decade. A group of smokers say Philip Morris tricked them into thinking “light” cigarettes were safer than regular.

A 10-billion dollar lawsuit was back before the Illinois Supreme Court today. A group of smokers say Philip Morris defrauded them into thinking light cigarettes were safer than regular, but lost the case a decade ago. 

Cigarette makers promote tobacco in Springfield

Apr 11, 2013

  Cigarette manufacturers were in Springfield Thursday urging lawmakers to promote other forms of tobacco as an alternative to smoking. But as IPR’s Brian Mackey reports, public health officials say it's a dangerous message: