Pending Litigation Against Governments
Tobacco companies use a variety of tactics to block or weaken life-saving policies designed to reduce tobacco use.
Courts around the world have overwhelmingly upheld laws grounded in the World Health Organization’s guidelines for tobacco control treaty. Governments should continue these proven, worldwide efforts to vigorously protect the public health and stop the global tobacco epidemic. Share now to oppose Big Tobacco’s attack worldwide!
How tobacco companies litigate against government regulations
Big Tobacco use tactics including engaging governments in costly and time-consuming lawsuits to block the implementation of approved tobacco control policy. This means that life-saving policies are delayed from being enforced and governments – often in small countries with limited resources – are forced to divert essential public funds to defend their laws in court against often-frivolous cases from multi-billion dollar tobacco companies.
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