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CVS Works to Stamp Out Smoking
A year after ending tobacco sales, the pharmacy estimates 95 million fewer packs of cigarettes were sold, an achievement that coincided with a dip in the smoking rate from 16.8 percent to 15.2 percent. "Their decision to take cigarettes out of stores helped make tobacco less socially acceptable, and that's huge," says Stanton Glantz, PhD, director of the University of California San Francisco's Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education.
Cars to Keep You Safer
More auto companies are equipping their vehicles with protective technologies, such as driver's seats that vibrate when you're at risk of an accident and blind-spot alert lights on side mirrors to help you change lanes safely. And there's other spiffy stuff coming down the road: Last fall, 10 carmakers agreed to make automatic brakes — which use lasers and cameras to reduce collisions — standard in upcoming models. We'll honk to that!