Did you notice that CVS Health quit the U.S. Chamber over its stance on smoking?
It seems that the chamber and its foreign affiliates are undertaking a global lobbying campaign against anti-smoking laws. This campaign is counter to Anthem, Health care Service Corporation, Steward Health Care System of Boston and the Indiana University Health system, (U.S. Chamber members) who all support anti-smoking programs. As most everyone does, these days.
According to a chamber spokesperson, “To be clear, the chamber does not support smoking and wants people to quit; at the same time, we support protecting the intellectual property and trademarks of all legal products in all industries and oppose singling out certain industries for discriminatory treatment.”