TakeAPart: British American Tobacco in Bangladesh

Pending Litigation Against The Bangladesh Government

British American Tobacco uses a variety of tactics to block or weaken life-saving policies designed to reduce tobacco use in Bangladesh.

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 British American Tobacco’s attack on Bangladesh!

How tobacco companies litigate against Bangladesh's regulations

British American Tobacco uses 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 cases from multi-billion dollar tobacco companies.

In Bangladesh, British American Tobacco is suing to block health warnings on tobacco products which would inform smokers about the health hazards of smoking, encourage smokers to quit, and prevent nonsmokers from starting to smoke


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