TakeAPart: Philip Morris International in Philippines

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 Philip Morris International’s attack on the Philippines!

How tobacco companies litigate against government regulations

Tobacco companies use a variety of tactics to block or weaken life-saving policies designed to reduce tobacco use. One of these tactics is to engage in costly and time-consuming lawsuits against governments 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 the Philippines, Philip Morris International is suing to block policy to create a “tobacco free generation” which would prohibit the sale of tobacco products and e-cigarettes to any person born on or after January 1 2000.

join-svg
join-svg

Join the movement, spread the word.

TakeAPart now!

Learn about the movement and how you can TakeAPart