City of Baltimore Files a First of its Kind Lawsuit Against Tobacco Companies for Cigarette Filter Waste

BALTIMORE, MD. (Monday, November 21, 2022) - The City of Baltimore and Mayor Brandon Scott announced the joint filing of a lawsuit to hold cigarette manufacturers accountable for cleanup costs associated with tobacco product litter. "This is the first litter lawsuit against cigarette manufacturers, and Baltimore is proud to lead the way in ensuring that these companies pay for cleanup costs that for decades they have offloaded on communities like ours," said Mayor Brandon M. Scott.  

Read the full press release here.

Related Stories

Baltimore Files Lawsuit to Combat PFAS Chemicals

The City of Baltimore announced the filing of a lawsuit against over 20 manufacturers of aqueous film-forming foams (AFFF) and certain "forever chemicals" used in those products.


MWBOO Launches B2G Diversity Management System

Baltimore City, MD (August 23, 2022): The Baltimore City Minority & Women’s Business Opportunity Office (MWBOO) is ecstatic to announce that it is now utilizing the new B2G Diversity Management System!  The system is now the home of the MWBOO certified minority business enterprise (MBE) and women’s business enterprise (WBE) Directory, new and renewal application submission, requests to update business contact information, and requests to expand certified services.  Additionally, MWBOO now has the capabilities to conduct targeted outreach to active primes, M/WBEs, or to particular NAICS service codes where there has been a historical lack of available certified M/WBEs.  These outreach efforts will lead to greater availability and limit the need for waivers due to the lack of certified M/WBEs.