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IU Health Applauds CVS/pharmacy’s Discontinuation of Tobacco Sales

Media Statement from Indiana University Health

Indiana University Health applauds CVS/pharmacy on its decision to discontinue the sale of tobacco products. It sends a strong public health message that consumers’ health and wellbeing should take top priority. As leaders in health, we are working to reduce chronic disease and focus on preventative health measures in the communities we serve. Tobacco use remains the leading preventable cause of disease, disability and death in Indiana and the U.S. With nearly 24 percent of Hoosiers smoking – well above the national average – we must all work together to take action and protect our communities.”

–  John Kohne, M.D. chief medical officer, Indiana University Health

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Named among the “Best Hospitals in America” by U.S. News & World Report for 16 consecutive years, Indiana University Health is dedicated to providing a unified standard of preeminent, patient-centered care. A unique partnership with Indiana University School of Medicine—one of the nation’s leading medical schools—gives our highly skilled physicians access to innovative treatments using the latest research and technology. Learn more at iuhealth.org.

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