North Shore-LIJ Applauds CVS Cigarette Ban

”We applaud CVS Caremark on its decision to discontinue the sale of cigarettes. It sends a strong public health message that consumers’ health and wellbeing take priority over profits,” said Michael Dowling, president and CEO of the North Shore-LIJ Health System in New York. “As part of a clinical collaboration we signed last year, North Shore-LIJ and CVS MinuteClinic partner together on patient education and disease management.  Certainly, nothing is more important than smoking cessation in preserving the health of the communities we serve.”

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