Ontario sues tobacco companies

Collier, Roger
November 2009
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;11/10/2009, Vol. 181 Issue 10, pE240
Academic Journal
The article reports on the 50 billion-dollar case launched by Ontario against tobacco firms. It notes that the act is an effort to recover the health care costs for the treatment of people with smoking-related diseases. According to the statement of claim that was filed on September 29, 2009 in Ontario's Superior Court of Justice, tobacco firms are obligated with a duty to design, care and produce a fairly safe product, and to take measures to reduce smoking risks.


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