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Council invests in tobacco, despite anti-cigarette vow | This is Essex

Council invests in tobacco, despite anti-cigarette vow | This is Essex.

Essex CC looks set to continue investing in tobacco companies ie owning a share of the companies that kill more of the county’s citizens than any other preventable cause.  How does being a part of the tobacco industry, for that is what you are if you own shares in it, fit with the duty to improve public health and reduce health inequalities from 1st April?

Has the Director of Public Health expressed a view before this decision was taken?

Has the Council been advised about the requirements of article 5.3 of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, the guidelines to which make it clear that local authorities should not be investing in tobacco companies?

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