Florida wins huge award from tobacco firmsBMJ 1997; 315 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.315.7108.563c (Published 06 September 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:563
- Fred B Charatan
The tobacco industry has agreed to pay the state of Florida $11.3bn (£7.1bn) to settle the legal battle over liability for smoking related illnesses.
After signing the agreement in Palm Beach, Governor Lawton Chiles said: “Our long and difficult four year journey down Tobacco Road has come to a victorious end. The tobacco industry has conceded defeat. We have a settlement of historic proportions.”
The money, to be paid …