CVS accelerated its timeline from October to September to stop selling tobacco and related products in its retail stores.
The American Lung Association applauds CVS for removing cigarettes and all tobacco products from all CVS/pharmacy locations across the U.S. This is an important milestone for the health of the American people today and for generations to come.
We are very pleased that CVS has accelerated its timeline to remove all tobacco products from its shelves. We urge all retailers — especially retailers with pharmacies – to follow CVS’s lead. This includes not selling any tobacco products and helping current tobacco users get the support they need to quit. By working to reduce access to tobacco products, every person and every company can play a role in helping to end tobacco-caused death and disease.
Read CVS CEO, Troy Brennan's Commentary on the decision: http://bit.ly/1xaLpVv
Statement from Harold Wimmer, CEO, American Lung Association: http://bit.ly/1pozCst
Source: American Lung Association