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Anger as Shropshire Council invests in tobacco « Shropshire Star

Anger as Shropshire Council invests in tobacco « Shropshire Star.

 

Shropshire Council is the latest local authority to come under fire for investing in tobacco companies.  As usual, the council defends the investments on the basis that it has a duty to maximise returns and cannot divest from tobacco, which simply isn’t the case.  Investing in tobacco is simply incompatible with the proposed new public health role for local authorities.  How can you claim to be improving public health and tackiling health inequalities if you part own the very companies responsible for over 500 deaths in Shropshire every year?

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