Dutch smokers seek tobacco damages

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: (Published 24 February 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:452
  1. Tony Sheldon
  1. Utrecht

    For the first time in the Netherlands, five senior managers of a tobacco manufacturer have been subpoenaed to give evidence under oath about what they knew of the damage to health through smoking.

    The case has been brought by two seriously ill former smokers who are seeking to force Theodorus Niemeyer, the manufacturer of Samson rolling tobacco and since 1999 a …

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