Zombies urge Walgreens to go tobacco-free, cease the sale of tobacco products

With the help of Washington, D.C. area teens, young adults, local organizations and colleges, one of the most successful and one of the largest national youth tobacco prevention campaigns, truth, demonstrated at a local Walgreens (Walgreens Boots Alliance) yesterday.

In response to Walgreens removing any reference to health by changing its longstanding tagline, “On the Corner of Happy and Healthy,” to “Trusted Since 1901,” the zombie-themed demonstration outside of the company’s flagship store symbolized the consequences of smoking and protested its sale of tobacco products.

“Simply put, tobacco and pharmacies don’t mix,” said Robin KovalCEO and President of Truth Initiative.

“Our zombie protest underscores that while Walgreens continues to drag its feet on removing tobacco products from it shelves, more people are getting sick and dying from tobacco-related diseases.”

Read the entire article here.

 

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