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Asthmatic nurse loses passive-smoking claim

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    Sparrow v St Andrews Homes Ltd 21 May 1998 HC (0 other reports)

In Sparrow v St Andrews Homes Ltd, a nurse who alleged that her asthma was caused by patients' tobacco smoke lost the first "passive smoking" case ever to go to trial in England or Wales. But, in rejecting Sylvia Sparrow's claim for damages at the High Court in Manchester, Mr Justice Holland was at pains to point out that he was not setting any kind of precedent for passive-smoking claims.