Raley’s to no longer sell tobacco products


Raley’s, a fairly major supermarket chain in California, announced this week that it will no longer sell any tobacco products in its stores.

Raley’s is the second large store chain to refuse to sell tobacco products. The first was CVS Pharmacies, which made its decision last year.

A press release from the company states:

“This is not a decision that we’ve taken lightly. There is a very strong correlation between tobacco use and many serious health issues … At this time, the evidence against tobacco usage is simply too strong to ignore.”

Hopefully, more chains will join in. It seems to be a trend. Raley’s owns 128 supermarkets in Northern California and Nevada.

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