Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius applauded CVS this morning for deciding not to sell cigarettes at their stores.

"Today’s CVS Caremark announcement helps bring our country closer to achieving a tobacco-free generation," Sebelius said in a statement. "I hope others will follow their lead in this important new step to curtail tobacco use."

Sebelius reminded Americans that the Obama administration's goal was to create a "tobacco free" generation.

"Each day, more than 3,200 youth under age 18 in the United States try their first cigarette and more than 700 kids under age 18 become daily smokers," she warned.