Tobacco Settlement

Tobacco Settlement

The four major U.S. tobacco companies reach a huge settlement with dozens of attorneys general in a lawsuit brought by all 50 states seeking to recover the Medicare costs of treating smokers.38 The suit requires the companies to pay out $246 billion through 2025. Part of that money will go toward anti-tobacco advertising, research into the harmful effects of tobacco, and maintaining an online archive of previously confidential and, in some cases, incriminating,  industry documents.39

The online archive is at San Francisco State.

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