Statement from Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz Regarding the Decision by CVS to Stop Selling Tobacco Products

"Countless people die each year as a result of tobacco use, yet so many businesses sell this dangerous product. Sometimes it takes one health conscious business to start a trend that can hopefully spread to many other businesses.

"I applaud CVS for their bold move in deciding to no longer sell cigarettes and tobacco products. Tobacco equals death. I hope that their courageous move will encourage other large chains to also remove the scourge of cigarettes from their shelves. I know that their decision will favorably impact me when deciding where to do some of my shopping."