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Posted by Dana Sparks (@danasparks) · Thu, Feb 6 at 1:42pm EDT

National Pharmacy Says No Tobacco

The CVS Pharmacy chain is announcing it will stop selling all tobacco products by Oct. 1, 2014. Richard Hurt, M.D., director of Mayo Clinic’s Nicotine Dependence Center, says this move is long overdue and is an act of courage. "This is a big deal. It's another giant step toward returning us to the social norm of just 100 years ago where cigarettes were not a product of note. It's a demonstration of true corporate social responsibility. To continue to sell cigarettes in pharmacies is inconsistent with their role in providing health-promoting products and information."cigarette butts in an ashtray

Learn more about smoking cessation:

Quitting Smoking: 10 Ways to Resist Tobacco Cravings

Expert Comments on Surgeon General Report About Smoking

2014 Surgeon General's Report: The Health Consequences of Smoking — 50 Years of Progress

 

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