Thanks to your hustle, we got Walgreens’ attention! Between 9,000+ petition signers, 122 phone calls, more than 200 news articles, a meeting with their VP of Corporate Social Responsibility, and an ACTUAL ZOMBIE PROTEST, you guys got Walgreens to respond. And they KEEP responding. In case you haven’t heard, now, all 17 Walgreens locations in Gainesville, FL have pulled cigarettes from the shelves. This is a HUGE win.
But we won’t stop until they follow in CVS’ footsteps and stop selling tobacco in alllll of their stores. Tobacco kills more Americans than AIDS, alcohol, car accidents, murders, suicides, drugs, and fires combined. A product like that definitely shouldn’t be found in a pharmacy.
We can’t wait to talk about the huge role that pharmacies can play in finishing it. Seriously…you guys have helped pave the way! We’ll be sure to keep you all posted.
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