February 5th, 2014
04:40 PM ET

Navy surgeon general commends CVS for ending tobacco sales

By Barbara Starr and Laura Koran

CVS Caremark’s decision to stop selling tobacco products was applauded Wednesday by Navy Surgeon General Matthew Nathan, a physician who leads the Navy’s Bureau of Medicine and Surgery.

In an interview with CNN Pentagon Correspondent Barbara Starr, the vice admiral called smoking prevention “a strategic issue for the country.”