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CVS Goes Cold Turkey; May Pressure Rivals, Or Not

It has long been gospel among retailers that tobacco pulls so much business into stores, with smokers also picking up water, gum or a bag of chips, that dumping it would be a sales killer.

04/09/2014

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Experts Increasingly Contemplate End Of Smoking

A growing number of experts believe the most promising option is to get people to switch to electronic cigarettes.

02/14/2014

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CVS Decision To Stop Selling Cigarettes Will Cost $2 Billion In Annual Sales

CVS Caremark is kicking the habit of selling tobacco products at its more than 7,600 drugstores nationwide as it focuses more on providing health care.

02/05/2014

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Ex-Marlboro Man Dies From Smoking-Related Disease

Eric Lawson, who portrayed the rugged Marlboro man in cigarette ads during the late 1970s, has died. He was 72.

01/27/2014

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Bill Would Ban Non-Biodegradable Cigarette Butts in Md.

Del. Jon Cardin says he will introduce a measure to ban the sale of non-biodegradable cigarette butts in Maryland.

12/19/2013

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D.C. Councilmember Will Move to Raise Legal Tobacco-Purchasing Age

D.C. Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie is looking to add the District to the growing list of cities where you must be 21 or older to purchase cigarettes.

11/04/2013

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Obama Hasn’t Smoked in Years, ‘Scared of My Wife’

President Barack Obama says he hasn’t had a smoke in years — thanks in no small part to first lady Michelle Obama.

09/23/2013

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Study: Children’s Use Of E-Cigarettes On The Rise

Children—like adults—are increasingly trying electronic cigarettes, according to the first large national study to gauge use by middle and high school students.

09/18/2013

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Study: Children’s Use of E-cigarettes Increasing

Children — like adults — are increasingly trying electronic cigarettes, according to the first large national study to gauge use by middle and high school students.

09/05/2013

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Vinton, Salem to Increase Cigarette Taxes

Cigarette taxes are going up in Salem and Vinton beginning July 1.

06/13/2013

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