Pope bans cigarette sales at Vatican

Posted November 9, 2017 12:16 pm by Junno Arocho Esteves

Concerned by the damage caused by smoking, Pope Francis has banned the sale of cigarettes in Vatican City State. Starting in 2018, the Vatican “will cease to sell cigarettes to employees,” Greg Burke, Vatican spokesman, said in a statement. “The reason is very simple: The Holy See cannot contribute to an activity that clearly damages the health of people,” he said.

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