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Should local councils invest in the tobacco industry? From The Northern Echo

Should local councils invest in the tobacco industry? From The Northern Echo.

A very good piece from journalist Mark Patterson in the Northern Echo (Tyneside area).

Thousands of north east people die prematurely every year from diseases caused by smoking, and smoking is a major contributor to poverty and the largest single contributor to health inequalities.  When councils become responsible for the improvement of public health by law next year, these investments will be untenable.

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