Tobacco company says Tony Gwynn was warned
USA Today - 05/03/2017
Because of Gwynn’s popularity in San Diego, the company might face similar issues during jury selection if the case reaches that point.
Tobacco companies “do what they can to blame the victim,” said Richard Daynard, a law professor at Northeastern University and tobacco industry critic who is not involved in the case. “Their basic defense is, `Only a very weak-willed person would use this product, and it’s his fault and not ours.’ My understanding is that ain’t going to work with Tony Gwynn, with what people know about him. It’s working less and less with people who are not celebrities.”