Brazil sues cigarette manufacturers for public health costs (2019)

Author: Lise Alves                                            

Brazil’s Attorney General’s Office (AGU) wants some of the country’s largest cigarette manufacturers to repay the Brazilian Government for money spent by the public health system on treatments for problems caused by smoking. The AGU filed a civil action suit last week that asked manufacturers such as Souza Cruz and Philip Morris Brasil and their parent companies, British American Tobacco and Phillip Morris International, to pay back what the Union spent over the past 5 years on treatments for 26 diseases whose association with cigarette smoke has been scientifically supported.

Read more: The Lancet