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BMJ 1996; 312 doi: (Published 23 March 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:0

Through the maze

The BMJ published some of the first papers linking tobacco with disease, and we have been engaged ever since in the campaign to reduce the harm caused by tobacco. For more than 40 years the tobacco industry has been refusing to admit liability for the harm, but last week saw an important development in the United States when the Liggett Group made legal agreements with smokers taking class actions against it (p 773). …

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