New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is applauding the decision by CVS Pharmacy to stop tobacco sales as of today, a month earlier than planned.

Schneiderman says by accelerating its plan to remove tobacco products from store shelves, CVS has prioritized pubic health over corporate profit.

The AG is also renewing his call for other major pharmacies to stop selling tobacco products.

In March, Attorney General Schneiderman and Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine led  the Attorneys General of 28 other states and territories in a national effort calling on major pharmacies to stop selling tobacco products.