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Merton Council to consider withdrawing ‘awful’ £5m tobacco investments From Wimbledon Guardian

Council to consider withdrawing ‘awful’ £5m tobacco investments From Wimbledon Guardian.

Encouraging noises from the council leadership at the London borough of Merton, where it sounds like tobacco divestment is very much on the agenda.  Coun Stephen Alambritis, leader of Merton Council, said the council would be reviewing the council’s investments adding that the council should be “mindful” that it was not fighting to reduce something harmful on one hand, and on the other investing in it.

That sums up the argument in one simple sentence.  This is a conflict of interest that is now untenable for local authorities leading on public health improvement.

 

 

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