AG encourages drug stores to follow CVS, pull tobacco from their shelves
Following the recent actions of the drugstore chain CVS, New York's Attorney General Eric Schneiderman joined other attorneys general in asking other large pharmacy chains to stop selling tobacco products at their stores.
CVS announced last month the company will stop selling tobacco products at its 7,600 retail stores, and according to Schneiderman's office, it is the first national pharmacy chain to do so. Schneiderman, alongside attorneys general for 28 states and territories including Arizona, Ohio, Nevada, Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico, sent letters to several drug store chains encouraging them to stop selling tobacco at their stores. The companies included Wal-Mart, Walgreens, Rite-Aid, Safeway and Kroger.