Retailers receive anti-cigarette official letters
March 18 , 2014
A bipartisan group of attorneys general recently sent letters to five big retailers namely, Kroger, Walmart, Rite Aid, Safeway, and Walgreen. They urged the retailers to quit selling tobacco and follow CVS's lead.
"There is a contradiction in having these dangerous and devastating tobacco products on the shelves of a retain chain that services health care needs," the letter reads.
No legal action was mentioned in the request but there may be reform or litigation if stores fail to play ball.
However, the retailers appear to not have any interest in making this change since Kroger said its customers have a right to pick their products and Walgreen said its program helps people to quit smoking.