States Ask Big Retailers To Stop Selling Tobacco
States' attorneys general are urging major retailers like Walmart to cease sales of tobacco in light of CVS's decision to do so in February.By Jake Godin | March 17, 2014
While major retailers like Walmart carry just about everything, they may soon be lacking one item in particular — cigarettes.
Attorneys general from 24 states, Washington D.C. and 3 U.S. territories have sent letters to five major retailers including Walgreens, Walmart and Safeway urging them to stop selling tobacco products. (Via WNYT)
The move is being spearheaded by attorneys general Eric Schneiderman from New York and Mike DeWine from Ohio, who issued a press release saying, "Pharmacies and drug stores, which increasingly market themselves as a source for community health care, send a mixed message by continuing to sell deadly tobacco products."