I was contacted by Rumana A. Ahmed of the White House Office of Public Engagement about making a statement concerning the CVS Tobacco Announcement. Here it is:
As a mother working to raise healthy kids in Kentucky, I applaud the CVS tobacco announcement. My grandmother paid a terrible price for her addiction to cigarettes and I am grateful for the changes that have taken place in our society to discourage youth from starting down that same road. May this be a watershed moment for corporations in recognizing their responsibility to the health and well-being of this country.