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Health agencies want more drug stores to dump cigarettes

March 3, 2014
by Amanda Cuda
Connecticut Post

“As we observe the 50th Anniversary of the landmark 1964 U.S. Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health, the science on tobacco is unequivocal and inescapable.  Tobacco products are uniquely lethal and addictive.  They rob us of 480,000 American lives each year, sicken millions more and cost the nation at least $289 billion annually in healthcare expenses and other economic losses.”

The agencies that issued the letter include the American Lung Association, the Trust for America’s Health, the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and others. Read the full text of the letter here.

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