Big Tobacco expands global attacks on public health

30 May 2012

For example, tobacco giants Philip Morris International (PMI) and British American Tobacco (BAT)  are providing legal support to two countries, Ukraine and Honduras, which recently launched complaints at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) against Australia’s new law banning logos and other ‘branding’ on tobacco packages.

“As tobacco control takes hold, the industry continues to adjust its bullying tactics so that it can advance its ultimate aim: to hook a future generation of smokers,” said FCA Director Laurent Huber. “After attacking public health policies in national courts and via bilateral agreements, they are now enticing governments into doing their dirty work at the World Trade Organization,” he added.

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