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Cigarette Wars

Thursday, 12 May 2011 | 12:00 AM ET

The battle for the future of a $60 billion industry. America's original cash crop is under attack. Smokers have been pushed out into the cold and tobacco growers are a dying breed. The Feds tackle a thriving black market and Big Tobacco survives to fight another day. CNBC's Brian Shactman goes inside the global battle over tobacco. Original air date, March 2, 2011.