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Letter: Why are cigarettes still legal?

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Cigarettes. Photo Credit: AP / Matilde Campodonico

Maybe I'm a little ignorant, but if a jury awards the widow of a smoker $23.6 billion in damages, why is R.J. Reynolds allowed to keep making and selling its cancer sticks?

Ban cigarettes, save lives. Is there any good that comes from smoking that justifies so many people dying from lung and other cancers?

Sharon Scalcione, Islip Terrace

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