Health authorities plan legal action against tobacco companiesBMJ 1997; 314 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.314.7098.1849a (Published 28 June 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:1849
- Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
Health authorities in Britain are considering legal action against tobacco companies to recover the costs of treating patients with smoking related illnesses.
Authorities in the South Thames region are discussing pooling funds to mount a test case in the British courts in the wake of the US tobacco industry's huge settlement with 40 states.
The topic was …