Local Healthcare Experts React to CVS Tobacco Change

By: Clare Kaley Email
By: Clare Kaley Email

In October, tobacco customers will no longer be able to buy tobacco products at CVS Pharmacy. A local healthcare professional says other businesses should do the same.

Joe Rohling is the manager of respiratory therapy services at Ministry Saint Clare's Hospital in Weston. He says the steps taken by CVS are huge in the healthcare industry.

"Anything we can do to keep these out of the hands of kids, tobacco out of their hands," said Rohling, "or just advertising with them seeing it is fantastic."

Rohling says while tobacco use in our culture has seen drastic changes over the years, he says we need to continue the fight against tobacco use.

Many smokers argue it is their choice to smoke, and Rohling agrees to an extent.

"It is a person's choice but I'd hope they would take the responsibility to make a healthy choice, and especially later in their life."

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