The tobacco companies should pay. Just recently an additional legal battle was settled and the state will get another $15 million.
Even though the number of smokers is down, according to the Department of Health, tobacco is the leading preventable cause of disease and death in the U.S. About 5,400 adults die each year from smoking.
We agree that tobacco companies should continue to pay heath care for every cigarette they ship to Mississippi.
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