Feb 16, 2015 1:33 PM by News Staff
Raley's announced last week that it will stop selling tobacco products at its stores in an effort to promote healthy living.
Raley's is a privately owned, family operated supermarket chain with headquarters in West Sacramento, California. The company operates 128 stores in Northern California and Nevada.
The store will remove tobacco products from its stores and has already stopped ordering tobacco products, Raley's public affairs director Chelsea Minor said.
In a statement, Raley's said "the evidence against tobacco usage is simply too strong to ignore. Raley's decision to remove tobacco products is our next big step in ongoing efforts to provide healthier options and to raise awareness about health and wellness."
Drug store chain CVS announced last February that it would end tobacco sales at its approximately 7,700 stores.