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Safeway Expands Pharmacy With Smoking-Cessation Services

Safeway documents the smoking status of pharmacy patients and trains nearly 100 pharmacists, techs and clerks on how to help people kick the habit

There are 11 million smokers in Safeway’s market — and 8 million want to quit.

Safeway is determined to help, says Steve Burd, Safeway’s chairman and chief executive officer.

To do so, the chain has given smoking-cessation training to 95 of its pharmacists, techs and clerks from 20 stores (10 in Northern California, 10 in Southern). Beginning next month, these employees will take what they’ve learned to he

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