The Role of Litigation in Tobacco Control (2006)

Author: Marlo Miura, Richard Daynard and Jonathan Samet Abstract There is now 50-years of experience in the United States litigating against the tobacco industry. As the base of evidence regarding health effects has evolved and new legal strategies have emerged, successive waves of litigation have occurred. The many failures by the first and second waves […]

“The Doctors’ Choice Is America’s Choice”: The Physician in US Cigarette Advertisements, 1930-1953 (2006)

Authors: Martha Gardner and Allan Brandt                                               In the 1930s and 1940s, smoking became the norm for both men and women in the llnited States, and a majority of physicians smoked. At the same […]

Tobacco Industry Litigation Strategies to Oppose Tobacco Control Media Campaigns (2006)

Authors: J K Ibrahim and Stanton Glantz Abstract Objective: To document the tobacco industry’s litigation strategy to impede tobacco control media campaigns. Methods: Data were collected from news and reports, tobacco industry documents, and interviews with health advocates and media campaign staff. Results: RJ Reynolds and Lorillard attempted to halt California’s Media Campaign alleging that […]

The “Global Settlement” With the Tobacco Industry: 6 Years Later (2004)

Authors: Michael Givel and Stanton Glantz On June 20, 1997 a group | Michael Givel, PhD, and Stanton A. Glantz, PhD of attorneys and health advocates proposed a “global settlement” of all public and private litigation against the tobacco industry. This agreement was controversial, and the subsequent implementing legislation was defeated. We sought to determine […]

Corporations That Kill: The Criminal Liability of Tobacco Manufacturers (2002)

Authors: Jonathan Liberman and Jonathan Clough Abstract In April 2002 British American Tobacco Australia became the first tobacco company in Australia to be ordered to pay compensation to a person dying of smoking-related illness. In the United States such civil claims have resulted in tobacco companies being ordered to pay massive remedial and punitive damages. […]

People Can Still Sue Tobacco Companies Over Health

January 17, 2017      The proposed $49 billion acquisition by British American Tobacco PLC (NYSEMKT: BTI) of the 58% of Reynolds American Inc. (NYSE: RAI) that it does not already own will, if approved, create the world’s largest publicly traded tobacco company by both revenue and market cap. It will also create the biggest […]

The Role of Public Law-based Litigation in Tobacco Companies’ Strategies in High-income, FCTC Ratifying Countries, 2004–14 (2016)

Authors: Sarah Steele et al.  Background: Tobacco companies use a host of strategies to undermine public health efforts directed to reduce and eliminate smoking. The success, failure and trends in domestic litigation used by tobacco companies to undermine tobacco control are not well understood, with commentators often assuming disputes are trade related or international in […]