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Proposed US tobacco deal is not enough

BMJ 1998; 316 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.316.7134.797m (Published 14 March 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:797
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. BMJ

    The proposed settlement currently being negotiated in the United States, whereby the tobacco industry would pay $368.5bn (£230bn) to 40 states over 25 years, is not high enough, health economists have calculated.

    In a detailed analysis, health economists from the University of California have calculated that smoking related Medicaid costs amount to $12.9bn a year—that is, $322bn over 25 years without …

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