Product Liability & Toxics Law

Anti-Smoking Group Sued Over Worker’s Claim of Tobacco Ties (1)

Jan. 13, 2021, 9:04 PM

A former director of social media at an anti-smoking foundation says she was fired for raising concerns that the group’s close ties to the tobacco industry and the promotion of teen vaping violated its status as an independent nonprofit organization.

Lourdes Liz, who worked at the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World from February 2018 until February 2020, says she was terminated after objecting to activities “designed to increase the profits of and to do the bidding of” Philip Morris International Inc. and Altria Group Inc. such as promoting the use of vaping among adolescents and teenagers and downplaying the health...

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