Eurpoean Commission Publishes PHAI Collaboration on Tobacco Liability and the Health Costs of Smoking

In December, 2009, PHAI, working under a contract to GHK along with Dr. Amandine Garde of Durham Law School (U.K.), produced a Report to the European Commission on the topic of tobacco liability and the health costs of smoking which has just been published by the Commission.

It is hoped that the Report will encourage the Commission to consider legal and regulatory means to recover the health care costs caused by tobacco products from their manufacturers.   The fact that the Commission has published the Report can be interpreted as a positive sign.

Download the Report (pdf) here.

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About Mark Gottlieb

Mark Gottlieb joined the staff of the Public Health Advocacy Institute in 1993 after graduating from Northeastern University School of Law. His efforts have focused on researching tobacco litigation as a public health strategy as director of the Tobacco Products Liability Project, reducing the harm caused by secondhand tobacco smoke through a variety of legal and policy approaches, fostering scholarship using tobacco industry documents, and, more recently, examining legal and policy approaches to address obesity. He is the Executive Director of the Institute and lives in Cambridge, MA with his wife and three children.