$23.6 Billion Awarded To Widow In Smoking Lawsuit
Cynthia Robinson claims R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company hid the health and addiction risks of its products, leading to the death of her husband in 1996.By Madison Burke | July 20, 2014
A Florida jury awarded a smoker's widow one of the largest ever legal wins against a tobacco company — a whopping $23.6 billion in punitive damages.
Cynthia Robinson sued the R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, maker of Camel cigarettes and other tobacco products, for not informing her husband that cigarettes are addictive and can cause lung cancer. (Via Getty Images)
Robinson told NBC: "They concealed information that was harmful to a human for years."