I'd like to thank CVS Pharmacy for making the right decision to stop selling tobacco in its stores. It's time for the other big chain pharmacies and grocery stores to do the same.
I've lost family members and friends who started smoking as teens in the early 1950s and 1960s. There wasn't as much known about the dangers of tobacco then.
My father started smoking as a teen and died at age 39 from a smoking-related disease. My sister started smoking at 13 and died at 44 from lung cancer. Neither of them will ever know their grandchildren or great grandchildren.
I urge all my family and friends and everyone who has lost loved ones to tobacco-related diseases to join me and switch their business to CVS, a company that cares more about their customers' health than their pocketbooks.
-- Laurie Comstock, Sacramento