This piece was originally posted on SAGE’s Management Ink blog as “CVS to Stop Selling Tobacco Products: Major Policy Change” and is resposted here with the permission of Management Ink Editor Cynthia Nalevanko.
Wednesday brought us the news that the CVS drugstore chain, citing its greater focus on promoting better health, will stop selling tobacco products at its more than 7,600 stores by October. “Put simply, the sale of tobacco products is inconsistent with our purpose,” Larry J. Merlo, president and CEO of parent company CVS Caremark, said in a statement.
In light of this news, SAGE is providing free access for a limited time to several articles that focus on behavior and policy change relative to tobacco use:
- “Evaluating the Value for Money of Interventions to Support Behavior Change for Better Health (Behavior Change Evaluation Tools)” published in Social Marketing Quarterly by Graham Lister and Rowena Merritt
- “Structural Approaches to Health Promotion: What Do We Need to Know About Policy and Environmental Change?” published in Health Education and Behavior by Lisa Lieberman, Shelley D. Golden and Jo Anne L. Earp
- “Communicating Contentious Health Policy: Lessons From Ireland’s Workplace Smoking Ban” published in Health Promotion Practice by Declan Fahy, Brian Trench and Luke Clancy
- “Social Marketing: A Systematic Review of Research 1998–2012 ” published in Social Marketing Quarterly by V. Dao Truong
- “Making Healthy Behaviors the Easy Choice for Employees: A Review of the Literature on Environmental and Policy Changes in Worksite Health Promotion” published in Health Education and Behavior by Jennifer L. Kahn-Marshall and Mary P. Gallant
- “Economic Impact of a Noncomprehensive Smoke-Free Air Law ” published in Health Promotion Practice by John A. Tauras, Frank J. Chaloupka, Jennifer D. Keith, Deborah P. Brown and Joy Blankley Meyer
- “Using Web Panels to Understand Whether Online Ad Exposure Influences Information-Seeking Behavior” published in Social Marketing Quarterly by Annice E. Kim, Jennifer C. Duke, Heather Hansen and Lauren Porter
- “Applying the Theory of Planned Behavior to Explore the Relation Between Smoke-Free Air Laws and Quitting Intentions” published in Health Education and Behavior by Jonathan T. Macy, Susan E. Middlestadt, Dong-Chul Seo, Lloyd J. Kolbe and Stephen J. Jay
- “Readiness for Smoke-Free Policy and Overall Strength of Tobacco Control in Rural Tobacco-Growing Communities ” published in Health Promotion Practice by Ellen J. Hahn, Mary Kay Rayens and Nancy York.