Pope Francis Bans Sale of Cigarettes at the Vatican on Health Grounds

Pope Francis has ordered a ban on the sale of cigarettes inside the Vatican from next year because of health concerns, a spokesman said on Thursday.

“The motive is very simple: the Holy See cannot be cooperating with a practice that is clearly harming the health of people,” spokesman Greg Burke said in a statement.

He cited World Health Organisation (WHO) statistics that smoking causes more than seven million deaths worldwide every year.

Pope Francis Bans Sale of Cigarettes at the Vatican on Health Grounds

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