Tobacco is the only product that when used as directed kills.
Every year, more than 480,000 Americans die, millions more get sick and health care and related costs reach more than $289 billion due to tobacco use.
Target, Wegmans and most recently CVS Caremark have all done the right thing – they removed tobacco from their shelves. We applaud their courage and believe that together we can build on this momentum. APHA is asking all pharmacies and retailers in the business of wellness to put their customers’ health ahead of profits from tobacco. Join us.
We the undersigned ask all retailers that operate pharmacies or clinics in their stores to stop selling tobacco products whose revenues come at the cost of their customers’ health and well-being.