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Ending the Sale of Cigarettes at US Pharmacies—Reply

Troyen A. Brennan, MD, MPH1; Steven Schroeder, MD2
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1CVS Caremark, Woonsocket, Rhode Island
2University of California, San Francisco
JAMA. 2014;312(5):560. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.7572.
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In Reply Both of these letters discuss policy steps that might further reduce the sale and use of tobacco products. Both would require regulation either through federal or state legislation.

The CVS Caremark action shows that private sector decisions can also play a role in tobacco control strategies.

Section Editor: Jody W. Zylke, MD, Senior Editor.

Article InformationCorresponding Author: Troyen A. Brennan, MD, MPH, CVS Caremark, One CVS Drive, Woonsocket, RI 02895 (tabrennan@cvs.com).

Conflict of Interest Disclosures: The authors have completed and submitted the ICMJE Form for Disclosure of Potential Conflicts of Interest. Dr Brennan reported being a salaried employee of CVS Caremark and holding stock and stock options from CVS Caremark and the University of California, San Francisco. Dr Schroeder reported having no disclosures.


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August 6, 2014
Frederieke S. van der Deen, BSc, MSc; Amber L. Pearson, MSc, MPH, PhD; Nick Wilson, MBChB, DIH, MPH
1Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand
JAMA. 2014;312(5):559. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.7560.
August 6, 2014
Victor O. Kolade, MD, MS
1Department of Medicine, University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Chattanooga
JAMA. 2014;312(5):559-560. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.7566.
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