Charity comes under fire for gifting cigarettes to the homeless12/17/2012
A charity in Sweden has ignited debate by handing out cigarettes to homeless guests at their annual Christmas party. The "Care Christmas – The Homeless" charity has held a holiday party in eastern Sweden for nearly 20 years and said giving a pack of cigarettes to their guests, along with chocolate and warm clothes, is a "tradition." A Swedish health organization believes the tobacco gifts send the wrong signal, but Lennart Cederberg, who heads the charity, said the recipients "smoke all the time anyway." He also told the charity's detractors to "come and help them and make sure they receive accommodation instead of whining." [Source]
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