Ban on cigarette sales at pharmacies is overdue
Commendations to Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz for once again leading New York State, this time in the area of public health, with a proposed ban on selling cigarettes and e-cigarettes at pharmacies. This is a forward-looking measure that, if passed, will surely be a force in encouraging other counties to follow.
Lung cancer kills more people than breast, prostate and colon cancers combined. Reducing accessibility to cigarettes, especially from pharmacies that sell medications for the purpose of health, will help to reduce purchases and smoking. Kudos to Poloncarz.