Baltimore Sues Tobacco Companies over Cigarette Litter

Baltimore City is suing cigarette manufacturers and distributors for the costs of cleaning up cigarette butts, as well as environmental and financial damages caused by litter from tobacco products.

Baltimore has filed a lawsuit against tobacco companies Phillip Morris, Altria Group, RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company, British American Tobacco, Liggett Group, and the cigarette distributor The George J. Falter Company.

As part of the lawsuit, Baltimore City is suing for the cost of cleaning up and disposing of cigarette filter litter, damages to the environment, negative impact on property values, revenue losses, and fines for litter dumping.