Canadian Provinces Take on Big Tobacco for Billions

Canada’s Supreme Court has allowed a provincial lawsuit in British Columbia against tobacco companies to go forward. This is one step closer to forcing the tobacco industry to be liable for health care costs. The case may pave the way for suits from other provinces to help cover medical issues that stem from tobacco use.

Global News maps out the litigation and the billions of dollars that are at stake in these tobacco cases. It shows each province’s plans (and the success we’ve had in the U.S.).

To see the map, click here.

Source: Global Saskatoon

Sachiye Day, VERTICES intern.


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