Philippine Tobacco Institute v. City of Balanga et al.

The Philippine Tobacco Institute ("PTI"), whose members include JTI and PMI, challenged a City of Balanga ordinance creating a tobacco-free generation, which prohibits the sale of tobacco products and e-cigarettes to any person born on or after January 1, 2000. The Regional Trial Court ruled in favor of the PTI in July 2018, and the City’s appeal to the Court of Appeals was denied. The motion for reconsideration was likewise denied.