The government of Brazil has been striving towards a higher rate of manufacturer transparency and responsibility, and one of the focuses falls on cigarettes which have always been a highly discussed topic in that context. Lawyer Bruno Fagali who is the founder of the Fagali Advocacy writes for his website and distinguishes the context in which cigarettes have been widely discussed in court recently and what is mostly discussed, aside from the health issues caused by the product. He explains that in Brazil, the problem can be summed up with the word ”additives” while in the United States of America, the problem is that is vastly discussed is advertising and the millions of dollars that are funneled into promoting that type of product.
Recently, the Brazilian STF has been working towards having Anvisa issue an order that prohibits flavor additives and other flavorings in cigarettes as they believe that the flavorings serve to distract consumers from the health risks of smoking an that should not be hidden behind flavor additives. The efforts were successful and so the country of Brazil is the first to be prohibiting the use of any flavor additives in cigarettes. That eliminates 121 additives for the products altogether.
Bruno Fagali then places the United States of America in contrast. Millions of dollars are funneled into advertising, but recently it was issued that four large manufacturers will be becoming an integral part of the anti-smoking campaign along with media sources and more.
The Fagali Advocacy details a wide spectrum of news in law and various legislation’s that are enacted in Brazil as well as across the world. The law firm was started up in 2016 and is under the leadership of its founder Bruno Fagali. He started forming his own presence in law early on in his career. He started out in 2006 while having his bachelor’s education in Law. Then he specialized in Administrative Law at the same institution and moved on to have his master’s degree in Law. Bruno Fagali graduated last year.
Bruno Fagali is currently a part of the nova s/ b and is practicing independently as well.