Happy Anniversary, Big Tobacco

In the 1990s, state attorneys general launched massive, unprecedented lawsuits against major tobacco companies, claiming the companies owed the states for the past costs of treating sick smokers.

The tobacco “Master Settlement Agreement” was signed ten years ago this month by 46 state attorneys general and major tobacco companies.

This video is a dramatization of how the deal was hatched.

And now the video has been featured in Legal Newsline! More on CEI’s tobacco work here.