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Tax tussle to get big tobacco firms to pay for quit programmes

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: (Published 22 June 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:1478
  1. Bob Burton
  1. Canberra

    If a 39 year old Sydney woman, Myriam Cauvin, gets her way, two of the world's biggest tobacco corporations will hand over £95m ($US131m; €150m) for the establishment of a fund to help smokers quit their habit.

    On 12 June Ms Cauvin's legal counsel, Maurice May, argued before New South Wales Supreme Court that British American Tobacco and Philip Morris should be directed to deposit the money into a special court …

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