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Secondhand-Smoke Challenge Rejected

From Associated Press

A federal appeals court threw out the tobacco industry’s lawsuit challenging the landmark 1993 government finding that secondhand tobacco smoke increases the risk of cancer.

The U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously ruled that the Environmental Protection Agency’s report on secondhand smoke was not subject to court review because it was advisory and not a final agency action.

The tobacco companies are expected to appeal to the Supreme Court.


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