Some newsrooms didn’t ignore the drugstores and cigarettes story

Press critic Karl Idsvoog on today’s CVS no-more-cigarette-sales news: “Why weren’t reporters questioning an industry supposedly concerned with health about why they continued to sell death?”

They were! respond Idsvoog blog commenters and Romenesko reader Todd Wallack.

“Other media have already done the drug store tobacco sales [story],” writes Wallack, who sends these links:
* Drugstore tobacco sales under fire (
* Health and hypocrisy at the drugstore (
* Board to vote on expanding ban on tobacco sales (

* How did newsrooms ignore such an obvious story (