Attorneys General From 28 States Call On Big Retailers To Stop Selling Tobacco
The retailers include large national chains like Walgreens and Walmart that have pharmacies and sell tobacco products.
Los Angeles Times: Attorneys General Urge Retailers To Follow CVS And End Tobacco Sales
Twenty-eight attorneys general from 24 states, three U.S. territories and Washington, D.C. are pressuring five retailers, including Walgreen Co. and Walmart Stores Inc., to follow the move by CVS Caremark Corp. and end sales of tobacco (Lopez, 3/17).
The Wall Street Journal: Attorneys General Urge Major Retailers To Stop Selling Tobacco Products
Two dozen state attorneys general are urging five major retailers with pharmacies to drop tobacco, calling on them to follow the lead of CVS Caremark Corp., which said last month it would stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products by October. "Pharmacies and drugstores, which increasingly market themselves as a source for community health care, send a mixed message by continuing to sell deadly tobacco products," said New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman on Monday (Esterl, 3/17).
Reuters: Attorneys General Call On Top U.S. Retailers To Drop Tobacco Products
A group of 28 U.S. attorneys general is urging chief executive officers of five major retailers, including Walmart, to stop selling tobacco products, saying it is contradictory to carry such items in stores that also provide health care services. The companies receiving a letter on Sunday from the group were Wal-Mart Stores Inc, supermarket operators Kroger Co. ,Safeway Inc., which operate pharmacies, and drugstore chains Walgreen Co and Rite Aid Corp (Wahba, 3/17).