A FORMER waitress with lung cancer has been awarded workers compensation by the Ontario Workplace Safety and Insurance Board in a recent landmark case that may force the Canadian province's government into banning smoking at all bars and restaurants under its jurisdiction.

Heather Crowe, 57, was diagnosed with terminal cancer last March, and applied for financial benefit to pay for lost wages and medical needs; she is the first Canadian to be granted compensation for illness due to passive smoking in the service industry.

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