Mark Got­tlieb, exec­u­tive director of the Public Health Advo­cacy Insti­tute at the North­eastern Uni­ver­sity School of Law, said such a finding could have a far-​​reaching effect on future lawsuits.

This is huge,” Got­tlieb said. “This really makes Mass­a­chu­setts the most attrac­tive state at this point and time to rep­re­sent past vic­tims of the tobacco industry — people with lung cancer and folks like Ms. Evans who were addicted for a long time and tried to quit and now find them­selves sick and dying.”

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