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Pitts Applauds CVS Decision to End Tobacco Sales

Press Release

Location: Washington, DC

This morning, drugstore chain CVS announced that they will no longer carry tobacco products later this year. Congressman Joe Pitts (PA-16) chairs the Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee, which oversees the Food and Drug Administration regulation of tobacco products.

Rep. Pitts' full statement follows:

"CVS has made a bold decision to put Americans' health ahead of their own profit. I applaud them on coming to this conclusion without government prompting. It is proof that companies can behave responsibly without the heavy hand of government regulation."

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