Blumenthal Statement on CVS Decision to End Membership with U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Company separation follows reports of Chamber’s global lobbying campaign against anti-tobacco laws

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) issued the following statement on CVS Health Corporation’s decision to cease its involvement with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce after reports of the Chamber’s international lobbying against tobacco regulations:

CVS leadership in leaving the U.S. Chamber of Commerce shows courage, commitment and credibility in protecting public health and its own good name against Big Tobacco bullying. By ending its membership in the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, CVS has confirmed its commitment to advancing public health across the globe – a laudable, vital mission that the Chamber is actively undermining in its global lobbying campaign against anti-smoking laws. We urge other members to stand up against the Chamber’s deceptive and dismaying sell out to Big Tobacco and emulate CVS.”

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