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Controversy in Gloucestershire

Shire Hall pension investment in tobacco raises moral questions | This is Gloucestershire.

Local news story as tobacco investments challenged at full council meeting in Gloucestershire.

Cllr  Theodoulou said the current way of working “was the right way to continue in the future”.

“If there were to be a ban on particular sectors I think it would have to apply to all authorities. We cannot pick and choose,” he said.

This line appears to ignore completely the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, the worlds one and only public health Treaty to which the UK is a signatory.  The Guidelines to the Treaty specify that local authorities should not invest in tobacco companies.

 

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