The Canadian Press

1997-06-16 | Tobacco Suit

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The NDP government in British Columbia introduced ground-breaking legislation aimed at forcing tobacco companies to foot some of the bill for smoking-related illnesses. Health Minister Joy MacPhail said the legislation would ensure cigarette producers take responsibility for the "devastating" effects of their products.

Date: 1997-06-16
Placeline: VICTORIA, British Columbia.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 24 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << this legislation the tobacco damages Recovery Act gives our government and individuals the legal authority to proceed to court to collect Hospital medical and other prescribed cost resulting from tobacco-related illnesses such as cancer heart disease and stroke British Columbia pays half a billion dollars a year to treat health problems caused by tobacco >>