Lowe’s to host health,
wellness expo Feb. 15
On Feb. 15 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Lowe’s Greenhouse on Route 306 north of East Washington Street in Bainridge will host a fun and informative afternoon of women’s health and wellness.
Area vendors which specialize in health and wellness services will have displays, demonstrations and give a short lecture regarding their field of expertise.
Attendees can enjoy healthy snacks while chatting with vendors. Raffle prizes will be provided by each of the participating vendors throughout the afternoon.
Some areas of expertise of the participating vendors are financial adviser, Reiki practitioner, chiropractor, massage therapist, life coach, quantum touch practitioner, yoga Instructor and nutritionist.
The event is free and open to the public, and no reservation are required. For more information, call 440-543-5123.
CVS to cease selling
of tobacco products
CVS Caremark announced last week it will stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products at its more than 7,600 stores across the U.S. by Oct. 1, making it the first national pharmacy chain to take that step. The firm has a store in Aurora.
“Ending the sale of cigarettes and tobacco products at CVS/pharmacy is the right thing for us to do for our customers and our company to help people on their path to better health,” said President-CEO Larry J. Merl. “Put simply, the sale of tobacco products is inconsistent with our purpose.”
Merlo continued, “As the delivery of health care evolves with an emphasis on better health outcomes, reducing chronic disease and controlling costs, CVS Caremark is playing an expanded role in providing care through our pharmacists and nurse practitioners.”
Smoking is the leading cause of premature disease and death in the United States with more than 480,000 deaths annually.
While the prevalence of cigarette smoking has decreased from about 42 percent of adults in 1965 to 18 percent today, the rate of reduction in smoking prevalence has stalled in the past decade, according to the firm, which said more interventions, such as reducing the availability of cigarettes, are needed.