Sale of cigarettes banned in Vatican City

Papal spokesman: "The Holy See cannot contribute to an activity that clearly damages the health of people”

In a move likely to have some Vatican employees fuming, Pope Francis has decided to ban the sale of cigarettes inside the City State on the grounds that the Holy See cannot profit from a proven health hazard. In a Nov. 9 statement, Vatican spokesman Greg Burke said the reason for the decision “is very simple: the Holy See cannot contribute to an activity that clearly damages … [Read more...]

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