Rep. Juan Vargas (CA-51) issued the following statement Wednesday after learning that CVS Caremark will stop the sale of tobacco products:
“As a longtime advocate for public health, I was very pleased to learn that CVS Caremark has made the decision to stop selling tobacco products. I applaud their efforts to focus on the overall health of individuals and help reduce tobacco-related deaths, cancer and heart disease. CVS Caremark’s leadership on this health issue is commendable and a true example of how one organization can have an extremely positive impact on the well-being of our country.”
Vargas represents California’s 51st Congressional District which includes the southern portion of San Diego County, all of Imperial County and California’s entire US/Mexico border. Vargas is currently serving his first term in Congress. He represented the 40th California State Senate District from 2010-2012, the 79th California State Assembly District from 2000 – 2006 and served on the San Diego City Council from 1993 – 2000.
— Press release by Rep. Juan Vargas
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