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Stop Selling Smokes, Senators Tell Drugstores

Posted on 02/11/2014 by |Washington Watch | Comments

Bulletin Today | PoliticsPharmacies should follow the example of CVS Caremark and kick the habit of selling tobacco products, a group of Democratic senators said Feb. 10 in letters to major chain drugstores. The letter from Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, chairman of the Senate health committee, and seven colleagues ratchets up the pressure on Walgreens, Rite Aid and the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) to voluntarily stop selling cigarettes. CVS made the move already, saying it would forgo the profits because …

CVS to Stop Sales of All Tobacco Products

Posted on 02/5/2014 by |General News | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthBy Michael Felberbaum and Tom Murphy, AP Business Writers CVS, the nation’s second-largest drugstore chain, is kicking the habit of selling tobacco products as it continues to shift its focus toward being more of a health care provider. The company said Wednesday that it will phase out cigarettes, cigars and chewing tobacco by Oct. 1 in its 7,600 stores nationwide, in a move that it says will help it grow its business that works with doctors, hospitals and others to …

Ronald Motley: The Lawyer Who Beat Big Tobacco

Posted on 08/30/2013 by |Who's News | Comments

LegacyIf Ronald Lee Motley hadn’t existed, some novelist or screenwriter surely would have made him up: a high-powered, flamboyant attorney with a smooth-as-silk Southern drawl who fancied ostrich-skin cowboy boots and liked to sail on a 165-foot yacht named after Themis, the female Greek titan of law, whenever he wasn’t in a courtroom whacking corporate bigwigs around like so many piñatas. Motley, who died on Aug. 22 at age 68 in Charleston, S.C., was both so larger-than-life colorful and so effective …

Older Smokers More Likely to Quit With Patch or Drugs

Posted on 11/15/2012 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthToday is the American Cancer Society’s 37th-annual Great American Smokeout, and if you’re trying to quit, new research shows that the nicotine patch or prescription drugs work much better than trying this cold turkey. The international study, published in the journal Addiction, found that some quitting aids are linked to four- to six-fold-higher success rates, Reuters reported. Older smokers, in particular, are more likely to seek help from these aids, while younger smokers try to quit without any help. “Smokers …