Youth smoking expert tells jurors big tobacco targeted ads to kids

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Jurors in Minnesota's tobacco trial stepped back to the 1960's when cigarette companies were allowed to advertise on television. State's attorneys showed clips of Philip Morris' Marlboro Man and Reynolds' Winston ads featuring the Flintstone cartoon characters. The State and Blue Cross Blue Shield contend cigarette companies used those ads to appeal to teenagers and children. Minnesota Public Radio's Elizabeth Stawicki reports.

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