- By Dana Sparks
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."
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