Secondhand Smoke Suit Asks $650 Million

<i> Associated Press</i>

The family of a Mississippi man who died of lung cancer a week ago is suing the tobacco industry for $650 million, claiming secondhand smoke caused his death.

The suit alleges that Burl Butler, a nonsmoker, contracted lung cancer after inhaling tobacco smoke at the barber shop he ran for 35 years in Laurel, Miss., a rural community located about 100 miles southeast of Jackson.