ASH welcomes Mississippi decision



Friday 14 March 1997
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Press ReleaseASH News Release – 14 March 1997

ASH welcomes Mississippi ruling

Commenting on the ruling by Mississippi’s highest court which dismissed a tobacco industry attempt to thwart the Medicaid cases, Amanda Sandford said:

“This ruling offers considerable hope for all those who became addicted to nicotine and whose health has suffered as a result of the ruthless tactics of the tobacco industry.

“The tobacco companies attempts to manipulate the legal process have clearly failed and we look forward to the full trial in June. Then we will see just how disreputable the industry really is and how the tobacco barons knowingly continued to promote a product that kills one in two of its users. ”

ENDS


For more information, current contacts are:

Clive Bates, Director (020) 7739 5902
Amanda Sandford, Communications Director (020) 7739 5902