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Cancer Society Applauds C-V-S

The American Cancer Society thinks that a giant drug store chain’s decision to quit selling tobacco may help smokers who are trying to quit. C-V-S has announced that they will quit selling cigarettes and other tobacco products later this year, and Tim Gibbs with the American Cancer Society of California says that means C-V-S customers won’t have the temptation as they shop…

Listen to Tim Gibbs 1

Gibbs is also hopeful that the decision by C-V-S will put pressure on competitors like Walgreens and Rite-Aid to kick the habit of selling tobacco products…

Listen to Tim Gibbs 2

The American Cancer Society says tobacco remains the leading preventable cause of death in California, with more than 36-thousand deaths reported each year. C-V-S officials say selling cigarettes is no longer compatible with its expanding in-store health care services. The company plans to cease tobacco sales at all 76-hundred stores by October first.

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