Cigarette Manufacturer Threatens UK over Public Health Policy
No good deed goes unpunished, as they say. Phillip Morris certainly sets out to prove it as they threaten to sue the UK over its attempts to reduce the allure of smoking to children.
The UK government said in April it wanted to bring in plain packaging after a review found it could cut down the incidence of children taking up smoking.
In its submission to the Department of Health, Philip Morris said the value of compensation it would seek could total “billions of pounds”.