United States tobacco company rolls over

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: (Published 23 March 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:725
  1. John Roberts

    A US cigarette manufacturer has, for the first time, agreed to pay compensation for the consequences of smokers' addiction to nicotine. Rather than continue to defend itself from smokers' and their families' lawsuits, Liggett, one of the United States' smaller tobacco companies, has agreed to set up a fund to pay for a national quit smoking campaign. The company also has made deals with five states that are suing tobacco companies to recover tax money that has been spent on treating diseases …

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