Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Pharmacy tobacco sales snuffed

From the Saskatoon Star Phoenix:
Saskatchewan pharmacies will stop selling tobacco products as of April 1, 2011, Health Minister Don McMorris said Monday.

McMorris released the province's tobacco reduction strategy as he opened a two-day symposium that brings together health officials from across Saskatchewan.

He later told reporters the government is delaying the ban on pharmacy tobacco sales by several months.

"A lot of pharmacies have to change the design of the store and we're giving them time to do that," McMorris told reporters Monday. "We had thought that we would be able to implement this by the first of January. That was tight for them. Not that (pharmacies) are opposed to the legislation, they just need time to make structural changes." ...more

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