The tobacco industry on Wednesday attacked a landmark jury verdict ordering cigarette makers to cough up $590.9 million for nicotine patches, telephone hot lines and other programs to help Louisiana smokers kick the habit, saying the trial that led to the decision had “enough reversible error for 10 cases.”

A Louisiana state district court jury found in July 2003 that cigarette makers had deceived the public with an addictive product and schemed to market cigarettes to children. The trial lasted more than a year.