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BMJ 1998; 316 doi: (Published 20 June 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:1850

Setback for tobacco industry: A Florida jury has ruled that the tobacco company Brown and Williamson Tobacco should pay $1m (£600000) to the daughter of a smoker who died of lung cancer. It is only the second time a court has found against the tobacco industry in an individual lawsuit and tobacco stocks fell sharply as a result.

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