Tag Archives: tobacco

Commentary: Cigarettes and Pharmacies Don’t Mix

By now, almost everyone has heard the big announcement from CVS/pharmacy that their stores will become tobacco-free by October 1. This is a significant milestone, and yet it’s just the latest chapter of a long story explains Bob Gordon, winner of Legacy’s 2013 Community Activist Award. …

Retailers Take Wait-and-See Approach After CVS Announces it Won’t Sell Tobacco

No other major retailers have joined CVS in pledging to pull tobacco from store shelves, the Associated Press reports. CVS, the nation’s second largest drugstore chain, announced earlier this year it will stop selling tobacco products by October 1. …

Public Health Leaders Strive for Cigarette-Free America

Health officials, led by acting U.S. Surgeon General Boris Lushniak, are confidently looking toward a “tobacco-free generation.” …

FDA Targets Teens with the “Real Cost” of Tobacco Use

One of the most compelling ways to prevent youth tobacco use may be through their teeth. …

Follow the Example of CVS and Quit Selling Tobacco: Senators to Other Drug Chains

Eight U.S. senators are urging other major drug store chains to follow the example of CVS, which announced last week it will no longer sell tobacco products by October. …

CVS to be First U.S. Drugstore Chain to Stop Selling Tobacco Products

CVS Caremark announced Wednesday it will stop selling tobacco products by October 1, the Los Angeles Times reports. CVS, the nation’s second-largest drugstore chain, will be the first national pharmacy company to stop selling tobacco. …

Commentary: What Are We Going to Do About the Tobacco Problem? Solve It.

This month as the 50th anniversary report on smoking and health was released by the U.S. Surgeon General, Legacy President and CEO Robin Koval calls attention to the man who helped strike the match that led to this landmark report. …

Black Media Groups Argue They Should Run Tobacco Company Corrective Ads

Two organizations representing black media outlets say tobacco company ads about the dangers of smoking, ordered by a federal judge, should run in their newspapers, and on their TV stations and websites. …

Tobacco Companies, Government Agree on Statements About Dangers of Smoking

Tobacco companies and the federal government reached an agreement on publishing statements about the dangers of smoking, the Associated Press reports. The “corrective statements” will say the companies lied about the health effects of cigarettes. …

8 Million Americans Have Been Saved From Smoking-Related Deaths in 50 Years: Study

Eight million Americans have been saved from dying prematurely of smoking-related causes in the 50 years since the first Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health was issued 50 years ago, according to a new report. …