(Washington, DC) – Today, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) issued the following statement in response to CVS’ decision to stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products at its more than 7,600 U.S. stores.
“I applaud CVS for its decision to stop selling America’s leading killer alongside health products. Other stores should follow CVS’ lead by making this decision to help reduce health care costs and save countless lives. Tobacco is the only legal product that kills customers who use it as intended, and it should be completely removed from the marketplace.”