Tobacco company ordered to pay millions in death of north Florida man

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ALACHUA CO., Fla. (WCJB)-- An Alachua County jury ordered R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, on Friday, to pay $13.5 million in the death of a north central Florida man.

This marks the second time the company has been ordered to pay money. In August 2018 R.J. Reynolds was found responsible for the death of Tyrone Dixon.

The jury ruled nicotine addiction is what caused Dixon's throat cancer, leading to his death. In that case, Dixon's family was awarded $2 million in damage.