Tobacco deal: massive payout or publicity move

According to the deal, the fund would be financed by Dubek profits from its sales — so the more cigarettes Dubek sells, the more money would be given to patients. In addition, Dubek is asking for approval of a price hike on its products to finance the fund.

CHS has its own multimillion dollar lawsuit pending against Dubek, local tobacco importers and foreign tobacco companies for compensation from the companies for health damage to their members caused by tobacco.