UK class tobacco action nears collapseBMJ 1999; 318 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.318.7184.623a (Published 06 March 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:623
- Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
The litigation by 53 ex-smokers with lung cancer against two British tobacco companies collapsed last week when 47 withdrew their claims and their lawyers pulled out of the case. The remaining six have until 16 April to decide whether to proceed against tobacco companies Imperial Tobacco or Gallaher, but their chances of going on are low.
The collapse …