ALBANY, N.Y. - Leaders are reaching out to pharmacies, asking them to not sell cigarettes.
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and Attorney Generals from 27 other states and U.S. Territories have written to the Chief Executives of major U.S. pharmacy chains, urging them to stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products.
This follows the decision by CVS Caremark to stop selling tobacco in its stores starting in October to help its customers' achieve better health. Wal-Mart, Walgreens, Rite-Aid, Safeway and Kroger are being asked to follow suit.