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CVS Be The First youth anti-smoking drive in 3rd year

CVS Be The First youth anti-smoking drive in 3rd year

 WOONSOCKET, R.I. — As part of its “Be The First” multiyear smoking cessation campaign, CVS Health plans to award $10 million this year to support youth smoking prevention and education programs and strategies nationwide. CVS said Monday that the new commitments, funded through the company and the CVS Health Foundation, are part of its

Pharmasave helps customers quit smoking

Pharmasave helps customers quit smoking

LANGLEY, British Columbia — Pharmasave aims is educating customers on the health risks from smoking and highlighting its pharmacists as a source of support for people looking to quit smoking. “Regardless of how long a person has been smoking or using other forms of tobacco, Pharmasave pharmacists can help people become tobacco-free, improving their quality

GSK, CVS team with Lung Force to help smokers quit

GSK, CVS team with Lung Force to help smokers quit

CHICAGO — GSK Consumer Healthcare and CVS Health have partnered with American Lung Association’s Lung Force initiative to help people quit smoking. The American Lung Association said that GSK Consumer Healthcare will donate $1 to Lung Force for every box of Nicorette or NicoDerm CQ purchased at CVS Pharmacy through Dec. 2, up to $100,000.

CVS Health Foundation grants $1 million to cancer centers

CVS Health Foundation grants $1 million to cancer centers

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — The CVS Health Foundation has awarded $1 million dollars in grants to eight Association of American Cancer Institutes (AACI) member cancer centers. CVS said Wednesday that the grants will help support new smoking cessation programs or expand current ones nationwide, which will enable each cancer institute to reach more at-risk patient populations.

CVS Health steps up tobacco-free campus push

CVS Health steps up tobacco-free campus push

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health is ramping up its efforts to curb tobacco use among young Americans. The CVS Health Foundation said Tuesday that it has teamed up with American Cancer Society and Truth Initiative to provide grants to help U.S. colleges and universities promote, adopt and implement 100% smoke- and tobacco-free campus policies. Along

Research shows impact of CVS’ decision to exit tobacco

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — Cigarette purchases across the retail spectrum have declined measurably in the year since CVS/pharmacy banned tobacco sales, CVS Health reported this month. “One year ago, we stopped selling tobacco products because it conflicted with our purpose of helping people on their path to better health,” said CVS Health chief medical officer Dr.

CVS makes strides in cutting tobacco use

CVS makes strides in cutting tobacco use

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS/pharmacy’s removal of tobacco products from its stores is showing its impact a year later. A study by the CVS Health Research Institute revealed a reduction in cigarette purchases over the past year, CVS Health said Thursday. Evaluating cigarette pack purchases at drug, food, big-box, dollar, convenience and gas station retailers in the

CVS to offer employees incentives to quit smoking

CVS to offer employees incentives to quit smoking

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — Next month, CVS Health plans to launch an employee smoking cessation program that reflects the findings of new research and continues the company’s efforts to reduce tobacco use. According to a study by the CVS Health Research Institute and researchers from the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine, employer-sponsored smoking cessation programs that offer financial incentives show higher

Medicine Shoppe phases out tobacco products

Medicine Shoppe phases out tobacco products

DUBLIN, Ohio — Medicine Shoppe International has become the latest pharmacy retailer to drop tobacco products. The Cardinal Health Inc. pharmacy franchise said Monday that nearly all Medicine Shoppe and Medicap Pharmacy franchisees have committed to not sell tobacco or tobacco-related products. Most Medicine Shoppe and Medicap Pharmacy locations have been tobacco-free for some time, because selling

CVS traces impact of momentous decision on tobacco

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health marked the one-year anniversary of its decision to stop selling tobacco products in its stores by releasing data about the impact of its efforts to help Americans stop ­smoking. The company says that its messages about the importance of quitting smoking are reaching millions of Americans. And for customers who take

CVS Caremark adopts new corporate name

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Caremark Corp. has changed its corporate name to CVS Health to reflect its broader commitment to health care. Also on Wednesday, CVS Health announced the end of tobacco sales at all CVS/pharmacy stores, nearly a month ahead of its initial target date of Oct. 1. In announcing the new corporate name