Sen. Blumenthal Applauds CVS Plan to Snuff Out Tobacco

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HARTFORD, CONN. (WTNH) – U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) is giving CVS Pharmacy a thumbs up for its plan to snuff out tobacco products.

CVS Caremark has announced plans to stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products at more than 7,600 of its stores, here in the U.S. by October.

The move will cost the company about $2 billion in annual sales. CVS says it is trying to focus more on providing quality health care to its customers.

Sen. Blumenthal says ” I applaud CVS for it’s decision to stop selling America’s leading killer alongside health products. Other stores should follow CVS’ lead by making this decision to help reduce health care costs and save countless lives…”

President Barack Obama is also commending CVS on the move, the president said the company is setting a “powerful example.”

More Information: CVS to stop tobacco products sales

 

 

 

 

 

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