Also in overseas interest in case against tobacco industry

Also in overseas interest in case against tobacco industry

In addition to the Netherlands, seventeen countries, or they are producers of tobacco can sue for murder, manslaughter, or assault.

Different antirookorganisaties and lawyers from seventeen countries came last week together to be enlightening by a lawyer Bénédicte Ficq, that in the Netherlands a case filed on behalf of two ex-smokers, the DUTCH Cancer society and other organizations.

The netherlands is the first country in the world where a criminal case against the tobacco industry has been filed. Lawsuits were often filed, but was always civil cases.

“The producer then pays for the case to be,” says Ficq in the AD. “But a criminal case involving the tobacco sector, and continues for murder, manslaughter or abuse, have never been there.”


Ficq suggests that smokers are lied to about the real damage that a cigarette can cause and speaks about the “sjoemelsigaret” means cigarettes that have small holes, thereby measuring a lower concentration of the harmful substances, then measure the actual intake.

“In particular, the story of the sjoemelsigaret struck at the meeting in Gènève like a bomb”, says Ficq. “Everyone thinks suddenly: hey, that delivers to us also the offences.”

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