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BBC News – Health campaign councils invest £167m in tobacco firms

BBC News – Health campaign councils invest £167m in tobacco firms.

The BBC in the East of England has used the freedom of information act to find out the tobacco company holdings of councils in the region.   These figures tend to support estimates that in England as a whole councils have over £1 billion invested in tobacco companies, the very same companies that kill more of the citizens of those councils than any other preventable cause.  Can they continue to justify these investments when they take over responsibility for public health next year?

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