NY, Ohio AGs Lead Appeal to Pharmacies to Drop Tobacco

Monday, 17 Mar 2014 11:15 AM

By Melanie Batley

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is launching a joint effort with Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine to persuade the nation's largest pharmacy chains to stop selling tobacco products.

Schneiderman and DeWine, along with attorneys general of 28 states and territories have written to the CEOs of Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Walgreen Co., Rite-Aid Corp., Safeway Inc., and Kroger Co. asking them to remove tobacco products from their shelves and have commended CVS Caremark for doing so.

"Pharmacies and drugstores, which increasingly market themselves as a source for community healthcare, send a mixed message by continuing to sell deadly tobacco products," Schneiderman, a Democrat, said in a statement.

"The fact that these stores profit from the sale of cigarettes and tobacco must take a back seat to the health of New Yorkers and customers across the country. I urge these companies to do the right thing and remove tobacco products from store shelves."

DeWine, a Republican who has served in both the U.S. House and Senate, added, "My fellow attorneys general and I are asking these national retailers to take an additional step forward in keeping tobacco products away from youth by voluntarily not selling them in their stores with pharmacies."

Related Stories:




© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Rasmussen Poll Finds Strong Support for Voter ID Laws

Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 14:44 PM

Voters still strongly support state voter ID laws and don't believe they discriminate, even though the Department of Jus . . .

Hate Crimes Decrease in DC, But Race-Based Incidents Rise

Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 13:34 PM

The total number of hate crimes in the District of Columbia declined in 2013 while those based solely on race rose by ne . . .

Report: Obamacare Coverage Worries Highest Among Republicans

Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 13:20 PM

While most workers are concerned that their employers will shift them to worse health plans under Obamacare, the concern . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved