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CVS Health Foundation Partners with Tobacco-Free Kids to Make Next Generation Tobacco-Free

Announcement Made on Anniversary of Historic Decision by CVS to Stop Selling Tobacco Products

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Feb 5, 2015

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February 5th marks one year since CVS announced it would stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products at its more than 7,800 CVS/pharmacy locations, making CVS/pharmacy the first national pharmacy chain to take this step. On the anniversary, the CVS Health Foundation has announced a $5 million five-year commitment to the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids to launch its new “Making the Next Generation Tobacco-Free” grant program. The Foundation will partner with Tobacco-Free Kids to provide grants to organizations committed to implementing public health strategies to reduce youth tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke.

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posted February 05, 2015

Newspaper Editorials Laud CVS for Quitting Tobacco, Urge Other Retailers to Follow Suit

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Sep 16, 2014

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On September 3, CVS Health announced that it has ended tobacco sales for good at its 7,700 retail pharmacies. In doing so, CVS sent a powerful message: Responsible retailers — especially those that provide health care through pharmacies and clinics – should not be in the business of selling cigarettes and other tobacco products, the number one cause of preventable death.

Newspaper editorials across the country have applauded CVS and called on other retailers to follow CVS's example.

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Eight U.S. Senators Urge Drug Stores to Follow CVS, End Tobacco Sales

Letters cite huge health and financial toll of tobacco

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Feb 10, 2014

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Eight U.S. senators today sent letters to the CEOs of two major drug store chains – Walgreens and Rite Aid – and the president of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores urging that other pharmacies follow the lead of CVS Caremark and stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products. 

 

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posted February 10, 2014

Newspaper Editorials Hail CVS’s Decision to End Tobacco Sales

Other drug stores urged to follow company’s example

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Feb 7, 2014

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Since CVS Caremark announced its decision to end tobacco sales, support has poured in from a range of opinion leaders, including newspapers across the nation. Editorials have praised CVS’s leadership and urged other drug stores to follow its example.

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posted February 07, 2014

President Obama: CVS Decision to Stop Selling Tobacco Products Sets “Powerful Example”

CVS Caremark’s decision to end sales of tobacco products widely hailed as a courageous and historic step

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Feb 5, 2014

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From President Obama and the First Lady to members of Congress to public health leaders, CVS Caremark’s decision to end sales of tobacco products is being widely hailed as a courageous and historic step that will help drive down tobacco use and improve the nation’s health.

First Lady Michelle Obama thanked CVS and tweeted, “now we can all breathe a little easier, and our families can live healthier.”

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posted February 05, 2014

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