Thank You CVS!!!


Thank you CVS

I want to thank CVS for announcing that it will no longer sell tobacco products in its 7,600 pharmacies throughout the United States. This is great news for the health of young people who are not currently smoking but might be persuaded to try by the availability of cigarettes at CVS.

Cigarettes are Getting Worse!  

A recent report found that cigarettes are now better designed to deliver nicotine to a smoker’s lungs. This can result in smokers finding it harder to quit. This report, found in the journal “Nicotine and Tobacco Research”, noted that the amount of that nicotine measured by the machines used by researchers to measure the content of the cigarette smoke has been rising.

This means that a young person who begins to smoke may be hooked on cigarettes quicker today than in the past.

Added Problems with Cigarettes  

In January the acting Surgeon General, Dr. Boris D. Lushniak, released a report that significantly expanded the list of illnesses that cigarette smoking has been scientifically proved to cause.

While there has been evidence about the link to smoking and lung cancer and heart disease for many decades, Dr. Lushniak’s report added that cigarette smoking “causes diabetes, colorectal and liver cancers, erectile dysfunction and ectopic pregnancy”.

Other health problems named in the report included “vision loss, tuberculosis, rheumatoid arthritis, impaired immune function and cleft palates in children of women who smoke”.

This report comes 50 years after the 1964 Surgeon General’s report that directly linked smoking with lung cancer. When that report was first distributed, about 43 percent of adults in the U.S. smoked. Today only about 18 percent of Americas are smokers.

Smoking is Still Our Nation’s Biggest Killer

Even though the percentage of people smoking in the U.S has dropped, smoking still remains the largest cause of premature death in the country today, killing more than 400,000 people a year.

The Surgeon General’s report noted that far more Americans have died from smoking cigarettes “than in all the wars ever fought by the United States”.

A Step in the Right Direction

While I don’t believe that behavior can be legislated, I do believe it can be influenced by changing the social norms of the community, including those of our largest businesses. Those norms begin to change when a company like CVS takes the action it did.

It takes great courage for a corporation to put its values in front of profits. To everyone at CVS who were part of this decision I want to say thank you!


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