Pharmacy chain leaves US Chamber of Commerce over tobacco policy

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: (Published 09 July 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h3762
  1. Michael McCarthy
  1. 1Seattle

The second largest pharmacy chain in the United States, CVS Health, announced on 7 July that it would leave the US Chamber of Commerce after revelations that the trade group and its foreign affiliates had been actively lobbying against anti-smoking laws abroad, particularly in developing nations.

“We were surprised to read recent press reports concerning the US Chamber of Commerce’s position on tobacco products outside the United States. CVS Health’s purpose is to help people on their path to better health, and we fundamentally believe tobacco use is in …

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