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[Rhode Island] Reed Commends CVS for Ending Tobacco Sales

"I commend CVS Caremark for voluntarily taking tobacco products off their shelves. CVS is a trusted brand that focuses on health and wellness and they reached this decision on their own because they understand that tobacco use and public health don't mix
US Senator Jack Reed (D-RI)
added Feb 6, 2014 16:25

[Rhode Island] R.I. receives low marks in tobacco prevention

State’s poor report attributed to insufficient funding for anti-tobacco policies
Brown Daily Herald (Providence, RI)
added Feb 6, 2014 13:46

[Rhode Island] CVS ends sale of cigarettes, tobacco products at its 7,600 stores

There is only one national convenience-store chain (7-Eleven), many regional chains — including Massachusetts-based Cumberland Farms, but 63 percent of convenience stores are one-store operations. CVS competitors Walgreen Co. and Rite Aid Corp. both sell
Providence (RI) Journal-Bulletin
added Feb 6, 2014 12:39

[Rhode Island] CVS wins widespread praise for decision to stop selling tobacco products

Government officials from President Obama to Providence Mayor Angel Taveras praised the Woonsocket-based company for its action. “I congratulate — and thank — the CEO of CVS Caremark, Larry Merlo, the board of directors, and all who helped make a choice
Providence (RI) Journal-Bulletin
added Feb 6, 2014 12:37

[Rhode Island] Tobacco Free RI, health director praise CVS Caremark's decision to phase out tobacco sales

A network of Rhode Island anti-tobacco organizations and state health officials Wednesday praised the decision of Woonsocket-based CVS Caremark to phase out tobacco sales at its more than 7,600 drugstores nationwide.
AP - Associated Press
added Feb 6, 2014 12:04

[Rhode Island] GOURLAY: 50 Years Of Anti-Tobacco Efforts. Can RI Quit Now?

thousands of Rhode Islanders still smoke, including kids and adults. And according to every doctor and public health expert I've ever talked to, that's no good. What's more, the Campaign says Rhode Island could be spending more on preventing tobacco use,
WRNI (Rhode Island Public Radio)
added Jan 9, 2014 06:49

[New England, Massachusetts, Rhode Island] RI Black Market Tobacco Sales Rampant, Among Worst in Nation

Up to 40 percent of cigarettes smoked in Rhode Island are smuggled into the state according to one estimate. That analysis comes from the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, a nonpartisan research group ... "the best solution to the problem of interstate
added Dec 25, 2013 22:31

[Rhode Island] RI Smoking Rates Down, But Costs Still High

The Department of Health has a new report out on how many Rhode Islanders smoke. While the number of adult smokers has declined, nearly one in five Rhode Islanders still smokes.
WRNI (Rhode Island Public Radio)
added Nov 20, 2013 12:56

[Rhode Island] Michael Fine: City's historic tobacco ban helps youth

We are trendsetters in the Tobacco Control Movement. Rhode Island has the second highest cigarette excise tax, the third lowest youth smoking rate and now, our capital city has put Rhode Island on the map once again.
Providence (RI) Journal-Bulletin
added Oct 14, 2013 05:28

[Rhode Island] EDITORIAL: Caution on e-cigarettes

Aggressive marketing of e-cigarettes could reverse decades of slow progress in reducing tobacco use in this country. The FDA should not shrink from protecting public health.
Providence (RI) Journal-Bulletin
added Oct 8, 2013 13:55
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