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 help patients kick the habit. The program is part of a ...

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