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Schnucks Decision to Stop Selling Tobacco
Oct 3, 2019
Statement from Gary Reedy, Chief Executive Officer

"This is a victory for public health, corporate responsibility, and customers. I applaud Schnucks’ decision to stop selling tobacco products. It shows, without question, that fighting cancer is good business.

Tobacco is poised to take 1 billion lives worldwide in this century. We have an urgent need to do more. Policies that restrict access to tobacco products, reduce exposure to tobacco advertising, and limit the places that people smoke, have a direct effect on reduced smoking rates, especially among youth.

Schnucks has historically been a great partner to the American Cancer Society, and this action shows they are truly committed, like us, to fight cancer from every angle."