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Are you happy to invest your retirement savings in companies whose products kill millions of people each year? Unbeknownst to you, you may already be doing just that. Big Tobacco’s lucrative stocks have made them popular choices in long-term investment portfolios all over the world – and your pension fund might be financing the industry. In a heartfelt speech, oncologist Bronwyn King lays out the ethical and economic case against investing in cigarette companies. getAbstract believes her impassioned plea may prompt you to take a closer look at your pension plan.

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Radiation oncologist Bronwyn King is the founder and CEO of Tobacco Free Portfolios.

 

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Oncologist Bronwyn King has witnessed the lethal effects of smoking cigarettes firsthand. At her first job working in a lung cancer unit, the survival rate among her patients, most of whom were smokers or ex-smokers, was almost zero. In 2017, tobacco-related illnesses claimed the lives of seven million people worldwide. In fact, forecasts predict that smoking will kill one billion people in the 21st century. King was shocked to learn that her superannuation fund invested a portion of her retirement savings in tobacco companies by default and that the entire global financial industry supports Big Tobacco. Convinced that investing in cigarettes is neither socially responsible nor financially sustainable, King began meeting with&#...


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