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, BC, Canada
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 costs 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 >>

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