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Australia set for class action against tobacco industry

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.318.7188.892b (Published 03 April 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:892
  1. Georgina Kenyon
  1. Sydney

    A class action against three tobacco companies has been filed at Australia's Federal Court by a group of Australians claiming to have been injured as a direct result of smoking. The representative action against the companies-WD & HO Wills, Philip Morris Australia, and Rothmans-is due to be heard at the end of April this year.

    An antismoking lobby group, Action on Health and Smoking (AHS), approached a Sydney barrister, John Rowe, …

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