Reid Statement On CVS Decision To Stop Sale Of Tobacco Products

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following statement after CVS/pharmacy announced they would no longer sell cigarettes and tobacco products in their stores:

“I commend CVS for their valiant decision to stop the sale of cigarettes and tobacco products in their stores. With thousands of kids trying smoking for the first time every day and nearly half a million Americans dying every year as a result of their smoking or someone else’s, taking these products off the store shelves will save lives. This decision also sends a powerful message, that the profit from the sale of cigarettes does not outweigh its harmful addictive effects. And as CVS put it, the sale of these poisonous products is inconsistent with their purpose of supporting the health of their customers. I thank CVS for setting an example that I hope others will follow.”