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The Facts: About the shady practices of the tobacco industry.

Film: De Vervangers (“The Replacements”)

The idea of starting a criminal case began with watching a film. Anne Marie was gripped by the documentary “De Vervangers,” about childr...

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What is really in tobacco, a cigarette and smoke?

The smoke from pure tobacco, directly from the tobacco plant, cannot be inhaled. The Indians, for example, could also not inhale their tobac...

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Replacement Smokers

Children are called “replacement smokers” in secret documents of the tobacco industry. They have to replace smokers who die prematurely....

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What does tobacco do to you?

What does tobacco do to you?

Tobacco does more to you than you might think. We have all heard of lung cancer. But there are other dangers lurking. Smoking has a destruct...

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Deadly in three steps

Deadly in three steps

The tobacco industry would like us to believe that their cigarettes are a natural product. Nothing is further from the truth. A cigarette is...

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Personal stories

IF YOU SMOKE, YOU MUTATE 02.01.2017

IF YOU SMOKE, YOU MUTATE

Rene Bernards is a scientist affiliated with the Antoni van Leeuwenhoek. He explains what smoking does to people’s cells. They mutate. Someone who smokes a pack a day for a year can count on 150 of those mutations—in every cell—in the lungs. That is apparent from international research. “The good thing about this research is […]

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It is bizarrely addictive. I think that cigarettes should fall under the hard drugs law. 07.09.2016

It is bizarrely addictive. I think that cigarettes should fall under the hard drugs law.

Warrior Marcel Verhoef (50): They placed a pin in my leg from my pelvis to my knee. That is a good solution, since at least I can walk again, sit down and lie down. The large bone in my leg was completely eaten away by metastases from my lung cancer.

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My back was wide open. They installed a whole frame in there. 27.07.2016

My back was wide open. They installed a whole frame in there.

Warrior Vincent Bloothoofd (45) started smoking in high school. He was 14. A pack of Barclay cost 3.65 guilders. “A very healthy cigarette, people said.” Smoking was bad, he knew that, but lung cancer was something for old me. Nearly 30 years later, Vincent is recovering from lung cancer and major and particularly complex surgery.

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The criminal case: How is it going?

Benedicte Ficq: ‘Making someone sick on purpose is a criminal act’ 16.11.2016

Benedicte Ficq: ‘Making someone sick on purpose is a criminal act’

It is time that the tobacco industry be held responsible for their criminal behavior. Attorney Benedicte Ficq asserted that in a TEDx talk that made a big impression.

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De aangifte: poging tot moord, doodslag, zware mishandeling en valsheid in geschrifte 30.09.2016

De aangifte: poging tot moord, doodslag, zware mishandeling en valsheid in geschrifte

Namens Stichting Rookpreventie Jeugd, longkankerpatiente Anne Marie van Veen en COPD-patiente Lia Breed heeft advocaat Benedicte Ficq van het kantoor Meijering Van Kleef Ficq & Van der Werf op donderdag 29 september 2016 bij het Openbaar Ministerie aangifte gedaan tegen vier tabaksfabrikanten die actief zijn in Nederland: Philip Morris International, British American Tobacco, Japan Tobacco […]

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“De tabaksindustrie overtreedt de wet” 07.04.2016

“De tabaksindustrie overtreedt de wet”

Advocate Benedicte Ficq doet namens Anne Marie aangifte tegen de tabaksindustrie. De reden? Het opzettelijk en met voorbedachten rade benadelen van haar gezondheid. En dat is strafbaar volgens het Wetboek van Strafrecht.

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