by LENORE TAYLOR, Sydney Morning Herald
BIG tobacco companies have told the High Court they ''deny the content'' of documents lodged by the federal government making the case that smoking causes lung cancer.
In a hearing on the tobacco companies' court case against the government's new plain packaging laws, the companies have tried to block ''barrow loads'' of documents setting out evidence that smoking causes cancer on the basis that they were not relevant to the constitutional point being argued.
But two of the companies, Philip Morris and Imperial Tobacco, also took issue with some of the content of the documents. [MORE]