Posted By: QuitSmoking.com Staff | Feb 6 2014
The decision by CVS to stop selling cigarettes could help to cut smoking rates substantially, especially because the move comes at a time of increased pressure on the tobacco industry from a number of fronts, health experts say.
Research shows that making cigarettes even slightly less accessible has a measurable effect on smoking, especially for kids, who have fewer ways to get tobacco, says Otis Brawley, the Cancer Society’s chief medical officer.
“It’s an act of corporate courage,” says Brawley, who says the Cancer Society has pressured pharmacies to ban cigarettes for several years.
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