Thursday, February 6, 2014

CVS To Stop Selling Tobacco


On the CBS World News yesterday morning(1/5/2014) I learned that the CVS pharmacy chain has decided to stop selling cigarettes and all of those other killer tobacco products.



The Washington Post reports that CVS is to stop selling cigarettes by Oct. 1.

Pharmacy chain CVS said Wednesday it will stop selling tobacco products at its 7,600 locations across the United States, a move that public-health advocates hope will become a watershed and pressure other large drug store franchises to follow suit.


Did You Know . . .?

Tobacco use remains the single largest preventable cause of death and disease in the United States. Cigarette smoking kills more than 440,000 Americans each year, with an estimated 49,000 of these deaths from exposure to secondhand smoke.



On this day in 1952, after a long illness, King George VI of Great Britain and Northern Ireland died in his sleep at the royal estate at Sandringham. Princess Elizabeth, the oldest of the king's two daughters and next in line to succeed him, was in Kenya at the time of her father's death; she was crowned Queen Elizabeth II on June 2, 1953, at age 27. Elizabeth, was born on April 21, 1926, and was groomed as a girl to succeed her father. She married a distant cousin, Philip Mountbatten, on November 20, 1947, at London's Westminster Abbey. The first of Elizabeth's four children, Prince Charles, was born in 1948.

Elizabeth, the 40th British monarch since William the Conqueror, has worked hard at her royal duties and become a popular figure around the world. In 2003, she celebrated 50 years on the throne, only the fifth British monarch to do so. The queen became seen as cold and out-of-touch following the 1996 divorce of her son, Prince Charles, and Princess Diana, and again after Diana's 1997 death in a car crash.

The role of the monarchy, which is largely ceremonial, has come into question as British taxpayers have complained about covering the royal family's travel expenses and palace upkeep. Still, the royals are effective world ambassadors for Britain and a huge tourism draw. Today, the queen, an avid horsewoman and Corgi dog lover, is one of the world's wealthiest women, with extensive real-estate holdings and art and jewelry collections.



1.  A stream of air forced backwards by a propeller.
2.  The area of reduced pressure behind a fast-moving object.
3.  To follow behind a vehicle to take advantage of decreased wind resistance.



(Feb 6, 1911 - June 5, 2004)
Ronald Reagan was the 40th President of the United States (1981–1989). Prior to his presidency, he served as the 33rd Governor of California (1967–1975), and was a radio, film and television actor.

(born February 6, 1939)
Mike Farrell is an American actor, best known for his role as Captain B.J. Hunnicutt on the television series M*A*S*H (1975–83).

(born February 6, 1940)
Tom Brokaw is an American television journalist and author best known as the anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News from 1982 to 2004. He is the author of The Greatest Generation (1998) and other books and the recipient of numerous awards and honors. He is the only person to host all three major NBC News programs: The Today Show, NBC Nightly News, and, briefly, Meet the Press. He now serves as a Special Correspondent for NBC News.

(born February 6, 1982)
Alice Eve is an English actress best known for her roles in the films Starter for 10 (2006), Crossing Over (2009), She's Out of My League (2010), Sex and the City 2 (2010), The Raven (2012), Men in Black 3 (2012) and Star Trek Into Darkness (2013).


"Impotence is one of the major hazards of cigarette smoking."
--Loni Anderson



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