JTI-Macdonald Corp.

Deloitte Introduction and Overview Take notice that on March 8, 2019, JTI-Macdonald Corp. (the “Applicant” or “JTIM”) sought and obtained protection pursuant to the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (the “CCAA”) before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (Commercial List) (the “Court”).  Deloitte Restructuring Inc. has been appointed as monitor in the Applicants’ CCAA proceedings (the […]

Imperial Tobacco Canada Limited

FTI Consulting On March 12, 2019 Imperial Tobacco Canada Limited and Imperial Tobacco Company Limited (together, the “Applicants”) sought and obtained an order (as amended from time to time, the (“Initial Order”)) under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (the “CCAA”) from the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (Commercial List). Pursuant to the Initial Order, FTI […]

Juul Labs Sought to Court AGs as Teen Vaping Surged

March 9, 2020 Juul’s political action committee made thousands of dollars in campaign contributions to individual state attorneys general, according to records It was a blunt warning about the dangers of youth vaping: Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr announced late last month that his state had joined 38 others to investigate whether Juul Labs, the […]

Markers of the Denormalisation of Smoking and the Tobacco Industry (2008)

Authors: Simon Chapman and Becky Freeman                                      Abstract In nations with histories of declining smoking prevalence and comprehensive tobacco control policies, smoking-positive cultures have been severely eroded. Smoking, smokers and the tobacco industry are today routinely depicted in […]

Malawi urged to turn over new leaf amid tobacco lawsuit

February 12, 2020 Patchy rainfall in Malawi’s tobacco fields signals a difficult harvest season ahead for the farmers gathering the country’s “green gold”, but even greater storms could be about to break over an industry coming under increased international pressure to reform its child labour practices. Read more: African Business

Some Academics Quietly Take Side Jobs Helping Tobacco Companies in Court

December 11, 2019 In 1998, major tobacco companies reached a historic legal settlement with states that had sued them over the health care costs of smoking-related illnesses. But individual smokers have continued to sue, and to this day the tobacco industry remains tied up in hundreds of court fights with sickened smokers, or with family […]

Impact of Implementation of the WHO FCTC on the Tobacco Industry’s Behaviour (2019)

Author: Stella Bialous                                     The tobacco industry has a decades-long history of opposing any measure that attempts to regulate its product, its marketing, pricing or social acceptability. The entry into force of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control […]

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 […]