Ontario is taking tobacco companies to court for $50 billion in an attempt to recoup money it claims it has had to spend treating smoking-related illnesses since 1955. The province will sue under the Tobacco Damages and Health Care Costs Recovery Act, which allows governments to file a claim for the recovery of past, present and continuing smoking-related healthcare costs. The tobacco companies have not yet responded to the claim.
Ontario sues Big Tobacco
Province seeks to recover $50 billion in health care costs
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