Easter Seals is marking May 31 as World No Tobacco Day by launching a national smoking cessation program to help veterans, people with disabilities and caregivers live healthier, tobacco-free lives. Funding for the new program is supported by a $400,000 grant from the CVS Health Foundation.
Employer-sponsored smoking cessation programs with financial incentives are associated with higher rates of quitting smoking and sustained abstinence, according to a new study by the CVS Health Research Institute and researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.
The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids has presented Larry Merlo, president and CEO of CVS Caremark, with its highest honor, the Champion Award, for his company’s leadership in the fight to reduce tobacco use in the United States.
In a move that is squarely in line with CVS Caremark’s continued commitment to healthy living and its bold move to pull tobacco products from its stores, the pharmacy retailer has signed on as the national presenting sponsor of Lung Force, a national public heath initiative to fight lung cancer in women.
New research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis found that people who struggle with mood problems or addiction can safely quit smoking and that kicking the habit is associated with improved mental health, the university announced earlier this week.
In support of the health and well-being of its patients and customers, CVS Caremark announced on Wednesday that it will stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products at its more than 7,600 CVS/pharmacy stores across the United States by Oct. 1, making CVS/pharmacy the first national pharmacy chain to take this step.
The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday unveiled its first youth tobacco prevention program, “The Real Cost,” which will target at-risk youth ages 12 to 17 who are open to smoking or already experimenting with cigarettes.