New campaign urges retailers to go tobacco-free
October 20, 2014

Now that retailers like CVS, Wegmans, and Target have stopped selling tobacco products, the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids is launching a first-of-its-kind national campaign that informs consumers about a retailer’s policy on tobacco sales, encourages them to shop at tobacco-free retailers and urges other retailers to end tobacco sales. Campaign president Matthew Myers spoke with us this morning about this new initiative.

Whatever its motive, CVS does the right thing by ending cigarette sales
September 11, 2014

CVS stopped selling cigarettes last week. The move may be little more than a business calculation for the pharmacy chain. But it is one worth cheering: It makes the sale of cigarettes less ubiquitous, and it shows that, after decades of effort, smoking is getting the stigma it deserves.