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Consumer News Release

For immediate release -- Wednesday, September 22, 1999.
Contact Bob Brammer - 515-281-6699

Miller Welcomes U.S. Tobacco Lawsuit

"This can be a big step for taxpayers and for justice," Miller says.

DES MOINES-- Attorney General Tom Miller said he welcomes the massive lawsuit filed today by the United States against the tobacco industry.

"This is very important for taxpayers, because the federal government pays more than $20 billion a year for smoking-related health expenditures," Miller said.

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