CVS Health quit tobacco and we helped smokers quit, too
CVS Health is committed to helping people on their path to better health. Selling tobacco conflicted with our purpose, so in 2014, we removed tobacco products from CVS/pharmacy® retail locations nationwide.
Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death and disease in the US. Smoking causes:
We believed that restricting access to tobacco would have a positive impact on public health. And it did.
To measure that impact, we evaluated:
In states where CVS/pharmacy has greater than 15% market share2:
We are committed to helping smokers quit.
We know that nearly 70% of smokers have the desire to quit3 and we want them to be successful. Because not every smoker will succeed with the same approach, we offer a variety of services and resources: