CVS move could reduce smoking

  • CVS' decision to end the sale of tobacco products could have a major impact on smoking rates since the industry would have lesser pressure and people would have to work harder to buy their smokes. 

    Studies have shown that the decision to buy cigarettes could be affected by just having to walk two extra blocks in order to get to a store.

    "If the cigarettes are right in front of you, if they're convenient, you are more likely to buy them," the American Cancer Society's chief medical officer said. "This is especially true of people who are struggling to quit."

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