State Senator William Delgado (D-Chicago) is applauding CVS’s decision to end the sale of tobacco products at its stores throughout the country.
“I stand behind CVS’s position of focusing on the health of its customers, and I see no better way than ending the sale of tobacco products,” said Delgado. “I would hope other companies across the country would follow suit and stop contributing to the unhealthy habit of smoking.”
CVS is the nation’s second-largest drugstore chain. The company has said it will phase out the sale of cigarettes, cigars and chewing tobacco by Oct. 1, 2014. Officials from CVS have stated that this move will better help them work with doctors, hospitals and other care providers to improve their customers’ health.