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This evidence indicates that CVS Health’s decision to stop selling tobacco and to implement a robust smoking cessation program had a significant, nationwide impact on the public's health.
Impact of the CVS tobacco sales removal on smoking cessation: when CVS Health quit tobacco, many smokers quit, too
Polinski, Jennifer M., ScD, MPH; Benjamin Howell, PhD, MPP; Troyen A. Brennan, MD, JD, MPH; William H. Shrank, MD, MSHS
CVS Health

This is certainly an honor that recognizes our hard work in building a culture of health and wellness. Receiving the CEO Cancer Gold Standard accreditation underscores our decision to eliminate the sale of tobacco from our retail stores and the innovative programs, resources and incentives we’ve put in place to help our colleagues achieve their best health and reduce their risk of cancer.

Larry Merlo
CVS Health

Research & Evidence

Polinski, Jennifer M., ScD, MPH; Benjamin Howell, PhD, MPP; Troyen A. Brennan, MD, JD, MPH; William H. Shrank, MD, MSHS
CVS Health