CVS to Stop Selling Tobacco Products: Major Policy Change

Wednesday’s headlines brought us the news that CVS stores will  stop selling tobacco smoking-167066_640[1]products by October 1st.  As CVS is moving into providing healthcare in addition to drugs, it’s no surprise that Larry J. Merlo, president and CEO of CVS Caremark, said in a statement, “Put simply, the sale of tobacco products is inconsistent with our purpose.”

In light of this news, we are delighted to provide free access for a limited time to several  articles that focus on behavior and policy change relative to tobacco use:

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About Cynthia Nalevanko, Editor, SAGE Publishing

Founded in 1965, SAGE is the world’s leading independent academic and professional publisher. Known for our commitment to quality and innovation, SAGE has helped inform and educate a global community of scholars, practitioners, researchers, and students across a broad range of subject areas. With over 1500 employees globally from principal offices in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore, Washington DC, and Melburne, our publishing program includes more than 1000 journals and over 900 books, reference works and databases a year in business, humanities, social sciences, science, technology and medicine. Believing passionately that engaged scholarship lies at the heart of any healthy society and that education is intrinsically valuable, SAGE aims to be the world’s leading independent academic and professional publisher. This means playing a creative role in society by disseminating teaching and research on a global scale, the cornerstones of which are good, long-term relationships, a focus on our markets, and an ability to combine quality and innovation. Leading authors, editors and societies should feel that SAGE is their natural home: we believe in meeting the range of their needs, and in publishing the best of their work. We are a growing company, and our financial success comes from thinking creatively about our markets and actively responding to the needs of our customers.

2 thoughts on “CVS to Stop Selling Tobacco Products: Major Policy Change

  1. Pingback: CVS Extinguishes Tobacco Sales: An Academic Review

  2. Pingback: Connecting Research and Policy: A Free Collection of Tobacco-related Health Articles | SAGE Connection – Insight

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