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Tony Gwynn’s children put blame on tobacco industry

Tony Gwynn’s children put blame on tobacco industry

One day after filing a lawsuit that blames smokeless tobacco for causing Tony Gwynn’s death from cancer in 2014, the Padres star’s adult children said Tuesday that they wanted the industry to be held accountable.

In an appearance at the Bankers Hill offices of their lawyer, Anisha Gwynn-Jones and Tony Gwynn Jr. issued brief statements about the suit filed Monday in San Diego Superior Court against the Altria Group, one of the largest tobacco companies in the world.

An Altria spokesman did not respond to a request for an interview.

The product liability lawsuit claims the company’s smokeless tobacco products, or...

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