Court action over smoking report

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: (Published 27 July 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:185

The Tobacco Institute of Australia and two cigarette companies are taking the country's main health advisory body to court over its draft report on the effects of passive smoking.

The institute, Philip Morris, and Roth-mans allege that the National Health and Medical Research Council was in breach of its statutory duties by ignoring evidence that passive smoking was not harmful.

Mr Brendan Brady, the …

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