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  • CVS Caremark, No. 2 drugstore chain, will end all tobacco sales

    WASHINGTON — CVS Caremark, the nation’s second-largest drugstore chain, plans to stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products at its more than 7,600 retail stores by Oct. 1, a landmark decision that would make it the first national...
  • CVS cigarette move urges action by Walgreens, rivals

    CVS cigarette move urges action by Walgreens, rivals
    The landmark decision by CVS Caremark on Wednesday to halt tobacco sales at its 7,600 U.S. drugstores by Oct. 1 ratchets up pressure on its larger rival, Deerfield-based Walgreen Co., to follow suit. CVS, the nation’s No. 2 drugstore chain, said...
  • CVS stubs out tobacco sales, a step other companies should take

    CVS stubs out tobacco sales, a step other companies should take
    It's long struck me as odd that drugstores, the places where most of us get our prescriptions filled for all manner of illnesses, also are go-to spots for cigarettes. With the latter, drugstores worsen the nation’s health; with the former, they...
  • CVS' halt on tobacco wins praise

    CVS' halt on tobacco wins praise
    CVS Caremark Corp.'s imminent exit from the cigarette and tobacco business — an unprecedented move for a major pharmacy company — is being cheered by many medical professionals and lawmakers as a triumph of corporate responsibility over the...
  • 'Star Trek' star Leonard Nimoy 'doing OK' after lung disease diagnosis

    'Star Trek' star Leonard Nimoy 'doing OK' after lung disease diagnosis
    Veteran actor Leonard Nimoy, best known as Spock in the 1960s television series "Star Trek" and a string of feature films that followed, said he was "doing OK" after being diagnosed with lung disease and urged fans on Thursday to quit smoking. "Smokers,...
  • Letters: Mostly applause for CVS' move

    Re "CVS' halt on tobacco wins praise," Business, Feb. 6 The following sign was posted in a small drugstore: "Dear Customers, As we are in business for your health, we no longer sell cigarettes." The year was 1964. I was 13 years old and had helped...
  • Leonard Nimoy has lung disease, urges fans to quit smoking

    Leonard Nimoy has lung disease, urges fans to quit smoking
    Leonard Nimoy, best known as Mr. Spock of "Star Trek," has been diagnosed with a lung disease and is lobbying fans to quit smoking in order to prevent a similar fate of living less and not prospering. The 82-year-old actor announced the news on...
  • Justin Bieber's flying circus: Pot smoking, high-altitude attitude

    Call it Justin Bieber's flying circus: The pop star and his entourage reportedly filled their U.S.-bound private plane with so much pot smoke last Friday that the pilots had to wear oxygen masks to avoid a contact high. There was also a great deal of...
  • Americans are shunning the 'evil weed' (and embracing another)

    WASHINGTON -- Americans' addiction to harmful drugs is in the news again in a big way. The nation's largest cigarette-selling pharmacy firm, CVS Caremark, has decided to stop peddling them at its 7,600 stores. Larry J. Merlo, its chief executive,...
  • Returning to smoking not a safe way to reduce symptoms of ulcerative colitis

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I recently quit smoking and ended up with a moderate ulcerative colitis flare. Could a short return to nicotine help with my symptoms? Are there any other recently discovered treatments for flare-ups? ANSWER: Studies have shown that...
  • Local Voices Lake: Jan. 30 edition

    Local Voices Lake: Jan. 30 edition
    Letters to the editor from Grayslake, Deerfield and Tower Lakes. Winter driving Despite heavy snow and slippery roads, many people continue to drive as though the pavement is dry. As recent news broadcasts indicate, the result is an increase in...
  • Rep. Henry Waxman to retire from Congress

    Rep. Henry Waxman to retire from Congress
    WASHINGTON — Rep. Henry A. Waxman, whose legislative record has made him one of the country’s most influential liberal lawmakers for four decades, announced Thursday that he will retire from his Westside seat, the latest in a wave of...