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Tobacco Pension Investment

June 14, 2013

This is probably the most complex story I’ve been involved with at Points West so far. I discovered that all of the local authorities in the West have money invested in tobacco stocks via their pension funds. That’s even though they took responsibility for public health campaigns – including stopping smoking services – in April 2013. I wanted to ask whether this created a conflict of interest. There is more information about this on public health specialist Stewart Brock’s web site.

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