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Crown wants to see ‘bankruptcy’ of ‘evil’ tobacco industry – 23 de Febrero de 2015 – Irlanda

Independent Senator John Crown has said he wants to see the “bankruptcy” of the “evil” tobacco industry.

Prof Crown told the British Irish Parliamentary Assembly meeting in Dublin there was never a year during the Troubles when more people died from violence than died from smoking-related diseases.

“Really what we’re trying to achieve is the end of smoking and the bankruptcy of the tobacco industry. That’s actually what we’d like to achieve,” he said.

“The main victims of tobacco smuggling are not omnivorous high spending Government Departments who are being deprived of the revenue they would get from cigarette taxation.

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