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UPDATE 1-Swedish Match in U.S. class action suit 

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Jump to full article: Reuters, 2002-11-14
Author: Anna Peltola


Snuff and chewing tobacco firm Swedish Match, so far little affected by health-related legal action against the industry, said on Thursday it faced a rare class action suit in the United States. . .

Despite a plethora of recent court cases in the United States against the tobacco industry, suits involving smokeless tobacco such as snuff and chewing tobacco are extremely rare.

Swedish Match said in a statement the suit filed on Wednesday in Miami, Florida, was against United States Tobacco Company (NYSE:UST) and other companies including Pinkerton Tobacco Company and Swedish Match North America, Inc.

The suit is for damages to an unspecified amount for the alleged medical consequences of using smokeless tobacco, including but not limited to addiction.

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