MONTREAL – A landmark tobacco case with up to $27 billion at stake started Monday in a Montreal courtroom, with Canada’s three largest cigarette companies squaring off against a group of Quebec smokers.

The class-action case is considered the biggest in Canadian history.

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Do you think people who get sick after smoking have a case against tobacco companies?
[] Yes, the companies are to blame
[] No, it’s their own fault

So far 11,760 have voted on Yahoo! Poll. Results: 17% said: Yes, the companies are to blame; and, 83% said, smokers are to blame.

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