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: