In an unprecedented move, CVS Pharmacy announced it will no longer carry tobacco products or cigarettes in its more than 7,600 stores, including those right here in East Texas. The company made the announcement Wednesday morning, saying by Oct. 1, they'll no longer sell the products. This marks the first major national retail chain to pull these products off of their shelves.
In a 29-page decision on Monday, US District Judge Richard J. Leon blocked the implementation of a law on graphic cigarette photos. It would’ve required tobacco companies to include explicit photos detailing the dangers of smoking on cigarette packages.
The 36 images proposed by the Food and Drug Administration include a picture of diseased lungs next to healthy lungs, a man exhaling smoke through