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Casino Worker Compensated for Asthma

12 January 2004

UNITED KINGDOM – As reported by the BBC:"A man who claimed he developed asthma because of passive smoking at work has won his battle for compensation.

"Michael Dunn was reportedly paid up to £50,000 (US$92,528) in an out of court settlement by Napoleon's Casino in Leicester Square, central London, where he worked as an inspector for 14 years.

"Mr Dunn, who does not smoke and was a marathon runner until he developed asthma, said that constantly breathing in cigarette and cigar smoke on the gaming floor led to him getting the condition.

"…A second case is already under way against Napoleon's Casino…"

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