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Smoker wins damages against US tobacco company

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: (Published 17 August 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:382

The tobacco industry suffered a legal setback when a Florida jury awarded $750 000 (£500 000) to a 66 year old man who developed lung cancer after smoking Lucky Strike cigarettes for 44 years. The six member jury deliberated for two days before ruling in favour of Grady Carter, a retired air traffic controller.

The verdict against Brown and Williamson Tobacco, a subsidiary of the British tobacco giant BAT Industries, is …

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