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Shareholders ask Walgreens to rethink tobacco

Shareholders ask Walgreens to rethink tobacco

In tandem with a stockholder advocacy group, Walgreens shareholders have called on the drug chain to re-examine its stance on tobacco sales. The Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility said members of the organization and Walgreens shareholders have filed a proposal asking the retailer’s board to assess the risks of tobacco sales at Walgreens drug stores

CVS’ tobacco decision making an impact, smoker poll shows

CVS’ tobacco decision making an impact, smoker poll shows

MIAMI — A survey of cigarette smokers shows that CVS Health’s removal of tobacco products from its stores is working as planned. Electronic cigarette maker V2 said Thursday that last week it polled 300 cigarette smokers nationwide, all of whom had previously purchased cigarettes from a CVS store. Of those respondents, 52% said CVS’ elimination

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 exiting U.S. Chamber of Commerce over smoking

CVS exiting U.S. Chamber of Commerce over smoking

NEW YORK — CVS Health is leaving the U.S. Chamber of Commerce because of its stance on global anti-smoking laws, a company spokesman confirmed. Published reports said Tuesday that CVS is withdrawing its membership from the national business lobbying group in the wake of a New York Times article last week that spotlighted the chamber’s

Medicine Shoppe ends tobacco sales

DUBLIN, Ohio — Another pharmaceutical chain has followed CVS Health and a host of other businesses — and even cities — in going smoke free. Medicine Shoppe International Inc. (MSI) and its Medicap Pharmacy units, which have more than 500 locations across the country and 200 pharmacies internationally, will no longer sell tobacco products —

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 to stop selling tobacco products

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Caremark Corp. will halt all sales of cigarettes and other tobacco products through its more than 7,600 CVS/pharmacy stores nationwide by Oct. 1. The action makes CVS/pharmacy the first national drug chain to take this step. “Ending the sale of cigarettes and tobacco products at CVS/pharmacy is the right thing for