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CVS’ removal of tobacco cuts retail cigarette purchases

CVS’ removal of tobacco cuts retail cigarette purchases

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health’s removal of tobacco products from its drug stores over two years ago continues to impact retail cigarette sales. A new study from the CVS Health Research Institute, published online Thursday in the American Journal of Public Health, found that dropping tobacco from all CVS Pharmacy stores reduced the number of

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

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 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