A decade after a group of Massachusetts smokers sued a cigarette maker, the case finally goes to federal court in Boston.
FOX's Tonya J. Powers has the story:
It's been a decade since a group of smokers sued Philip Morris to try and force the company to pay for lung cancer screenings, now the case will finally be heard by a jury in Massachusetts.
The smokers who brought the suit say Philip Morris could have made its cigarettes safer with fewer carcinogens, but didn't.
But instead of money, the group wants the cigarette maker to pay for highly detailed, three dimensional chest scans that can detect signs of early stage lung cancer that may be too small to show up on traditional X-rays.
Philip Morris is expected to say it has had lower-tar and lower-nicotine cigarettes on the market since the 70's, but they never sold well among any group of smoker.
Tonya J. Powers, FOX News.