I'm not sure what Big Tobacco ended up paying -- weren't there huge cuts?
And did it work out that they had to pay into health care/Medicare for every cancer patient?
Also keep in mind that it wasn't just Exxon -- there were a number of companies involved, but
of course Exxon was most prominent. Mobil, BP, Shell at the least.
And, they were heavily aided by the NY Times which accorded them the use of their Op-Ed page
for 25 years or more to run articles where they lied to the public.
These articles couldn't be replied to nor challenged because they were ... "ad-editorials."
That's the protection the NY Times provided their lies.
The oil industry should have been nationalized a 100 years ago. Our MIC uses 80% of our oil.
Actually, oil is a "national security" issue -- NO Oil/NO War.
And we've protected the industry all over the world in their filthy dealings and destruction.
And by the way, who's going to jail?
How many cancer patients caused by tobacco -- which our government was subsidizing -- and
no one went to jail -- though they lied, lied, lied.