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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

Cigarette Tax Plan Called One of “Three Best Ideas in Obama’s Budget”

Washington Post blog hails proposal

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Apr 12, 2013

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Earlier this week, President Obama presented his 2014 budget, which proposes to fund early childhood education initiatives by increasing the federal cigarette tax by 94 cents per pack and similarly increasing taxes on other tobacco products.

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posted April 12, 2013

President Obama Takes on Tobacco in New Video

Administration has taken historic action against leading cause of preventable death

Editor
Nov 17, 2011

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Today is the American Cancer Society's Great American Smokeout, and President Obama is marking the occasion with a video underscoring his Administration's commitment to winning the fight against tobacco — the nation's leading cause of preventable death.

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posted November 17, 2011

Honor Veterans and Military Service Members by Helping them Quit Smoking

Legacy forum, White House initiative can improve health of military families

Editor
Nov 1, 2011

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A great way to mark Veterans' Day is to help a veteran or someone currently serving in the military to quit using tobacco.

The smoking rate among members of the U.S. military — 30.6 percent in 2008 — is far higher than for the adult population as a whole. Despite slow but steady progress in reducing smoking among American adults, the rate of smoking among military personnel has remained unchanged since 1998, when it was 29.9 percent.

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posted November 01, 2011

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