CVS announced Wednesday that it will stop selling cigarettes, and U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn) quickly issued a press release praising the company for its decision.
“I applaud CVS for its decision to stop selling America’s leading killer alongside health products,” Blumenthal said. “Other stores should follow CVS’ lead by making this decision to help reduce health care costs and save countless lives. Tobacco is the only legal product that kills customers who use it as intended, and it should be completely removed from the marketplace.”