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CVS stores to stop selling tobacco

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"CVS Caremark announced Wednesday that it will stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products at its CVS/pharmacy stores by October 1 of this year.

The retailer said the move makes CVS/pharmacy the first chain of national pharmacies to take tobacco products off the shelves.

"Ending the sale of cigarettes and tobacco products at CVS/pharmacy is the right thing for us to do for our customers and our company to help people on their path to better health," Larry J. Merlo, president and CEO of CVS Caremark, said in a statement. "Put simply, the sale of tobacco products is inconsistent with our purpose.""

Cynical view: They weren't making much on cigarettes anyway.

Optimistic view: They're truly becoming a mission-based company.

I hope this starts a trend, ethical companies, we need to encourage this with our pocketbooks ;)

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