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Brazil Sues Top Tobacco Firms to Recover Public Health Costs

Brazil's solicitor general's office is suing the world's largest cigarette makers British American Tobacco Plc and Philip Morris International to recover the public health treatment costs of tobacco-related diseases over the last five years. The office, known as the AGU, announced the landmark lawsuit late on Tuesday against the two multinational companies and their Brazilian subsidiaries. The legal action seeks to recover the cost to Brazil's public health system for...

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