Statement on CVS Eliminating the Sale of Tobacco Products in Stores

By MikeBloomberg.com - FEB. 05, 2014

Following the announcement that CVS will stop selling tobacco products in their stores by October 1, Mike Bloomberg issued the following statement:

"CVS's decision to eliminate tobacco sales is a major milestone in the effort to reduce tobacco use - and it sets a new bar for all companies that market themselves as pharmacies and health care centers. Just as no responsible doctor would put a cigarette machine in the office lobby, no responsible pharmacy should put cigarettes behind the counter. Pharmacies should help heal people, not make them sick. This is a smart and forward-looking move that will help save lives - and force other companies to confront this critically important public health issue."

MIKE BLOOMBERG

An international leader on public health. Mike works to create better, longer lives for the greatest number of people.

IN MIKE'S WORDS

The science is clear: employ data-driven approaches to large public health problems and death and illness rates fall.

WHY PUBLIC HEALTH
WHY PUBLIC HEALTH
  • Data-driven solutions can help to save lives from preventable causes.

    With better research and interventions, we can prevent deaths and injuries from preventable public health risks.

Explore Full Globe