TOBACCO manufacturers RJ Reynolds, Philip Morris, Brown and Williamson, Lorillard Tobacco and the American Tobacco Company have won a lawsuit in Miami in what was the first passive smoking lawsuit by an airline cabin crew-member to reach a jury.

The suit was filed by air-hostess Marie Fontana, who claimed to have suffered injuries as a result of her exposure to tobacco smoke in aircraft cabins while she worked from 1972 to 1996.

Daniel W. Donohue, senior vice president for Reynolds Tobacco said: "This verdict is a victory for ...

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