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Tag: tobacco companies

  • Thursday, May 23rd 2019 - 09:43 UTC

    Brazil's Prosecutor suing major tobacco companies for health costs derived from smoking

    
The legal action seeks to recover the cost to Brazil's public health system for the treatment of patients for 26 illnesses related to smoking tobacco

    Brazil's solicitor general's office is suing the world's largest cigarette makers British American Tobacco Plc and Philip Morris International to recover the public health treatment costs of tobacco-related diseases over the last five years. The office, known as the AGU, announced the landmark lawsuit late on Tuesday against the two multinational companies and their Brazilian subsidiaries.