Wednesday, February 5, 2014

CVS Tobacco Announcement

Maine CDC and the US Department of Health and Human Services applaud CVS Caremark Corp. for their leadership in helping to make the next generation tobacco-free.

The company's announcement that CVS/pharmacy stores will no longer sell cigarettes and other tobacco products is an unprecedented step in the retail industry. We look forward to seeing other stores and chains follow suit.
  
To see the related article in the Journal of the American Medical Association, visit http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1828530 

To see the statement by HHS Secretary Sebelius, visit: http://go.usa.gov/BkDH 
  
For support and resources related to tobacco cessation, visit http://tobaccofreemaine.org/ or call 1-800-207-1230

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