Tobacco Company Headed to Western Alaska Court

The biggest tobacco company in the world will be defending themselves in a courthouse in Western Alaska this week.

CORRECTION: In our last newscast we reported that tobacco giant Philip Morris owned several food products and restaurant chains, but that is not correct.

The company divested themselves of the Kraft brand, and several other brands in 2007.  Now they sell cigarettes and smokeless tobacco almost exclusively.

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Shane Iverson is a reporter at KYUK in Bethel.

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