A Statement from Mayor Taveras on CVS Caremark's Decision to Stop Selling Tobacco Products
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A Statement from Mayor Taveras on CVS Caremark's Decision to Stop Selling Tobacco Products

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Mayor Angel Taveras today released this statement in response to the announcement by Woonsocket-based CVS Caremark that it will end sales of tobacco products in its stores nationwide this year.




"Providence has been a national leader in the fight to restrict the sale of flavored and discounted tobacco products and I am proud that the Rhode Island-based CVS has taken a leading role to end the sale of tobacco in pharmacies. Pharmacies are trusted sources of health information for consumers, and the choice to stop selling tobacco products demonstrates CVS' commitment to the wellbeing of its customers. While the tobacco prevention movement still has a long way to go, CVS' announcement is a heartening step forward and a testament to the hard work of tobacco prevention advocates across our city, state and nation."





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