CVS Drug Stores Will Stop Selling Tobacco Products

The country’s second largest drug store chain has announced that it is phasing out the sale of tobacco products. Like other pharmacies, CVS is positioning itself to offer more healthcare services, and according to their CEO, that vision doesn’t reconcile with the sale of cigarettes. He told ABC News, We’ve come to the conclusion that cigarettes have no place in a setting where health care is being delivered.” The move will reportedly cost CVS about $2 billion in yearly revenue. Considering that even “third-hand smoke”—the residue left on items that were in the presence of cigarette smoke—is deadly, CVS is probably making the right call, though not everyone is happy about it …

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