Tag Archives: Pharmacy

Pharmacies kicked cigarettes to the curb in San Francisco. So far, so good!

By Guest Blogger – Bob Gordon, LGBT Partnership

It was 22 months ago that neighborhood drugstores in San Francisco sold their last cigarette. Since then, Richmond, CA and several cities in Massachusetts have enacted similar policies. More are coming!

What a difference in the stores in San Francisco! Behind the counter, the cigarettes of yore have been replaced by other high price, high impulse items… like ink cartridges, wireless chargers and nicotine replacement therapy. All better-looking on the shelves than the cancer sticks they now replace. Read More »

A New Prescription for Tobacco-free Pharmacies

Ugh. Earlier this week the appeals court judges sided with Walgreens against San Francisco’s tobacco-free pharmacy law — quite a disappointment.

Court of Appeal Justice William McGuiness is quoted as saying, “There is no rational basis to believe the supposed implied message conveyed by selling tobacco products at a Walgreens that has a licensed pharmacy in the back of the store is different in any meaningful way from the implied message conveyed by selling such products at a supermarket or big box store that contains a licensed pharmacy.” Read More »