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Turia Welcomes Decision To Prosecute Tobacco Company

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Turia Welcomes Decision To Prosecute Tobacco Company

Tariana Turia has described the daughter of a long-time smoker as "courageous" for winning a case against a tobacco giant.

This week, a federal jury in the United States decided cigarette maker Philip Morris USA should pay US$13.8 million in punitive damages to Jodie Bullock whose mother Betty Bullock died of lung cancer in 2003.

"My hat goes off to Jodie - she's absolutely courageous and it's about time tobacco companies were forced to acknowledge that their products not only affect those who smoke them, but also their children."

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