John Szymanski, left, rubs his face during a break in opening statements Tuesday at the Lee County Courthouse in the trial of a former Collier School principal who retired due to cancer from smoking. Szymanski of Fort Myers is suing three large tobacco companies in a Lee Circuit Court trial expected to take three or four weeks. Under the law, he doesn't have to prove cigarettes are addictive and cause cancer or that the companies concealed that from consumers, just that his cancer is related to his smoking. Lexey Swall/Staff

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John Szymanski, left, rubs his face during a break in opening statements Tuesday at the Lee County Courthouse in the trial of a former Collier School principal who retired due to cancer from smoking. Szymanski of Fort Myers is suing three large tobacco companies in a Lee Circuit Court trial expected to take three or four weeks. Under the law, he doesn't have to prove cigarettes are addictive and cause cancer or that the companies concealed that from consumers, just that his cancer is related to his smoking. Lexey Swall/Staff

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