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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Pharmacy chain CVS decides to stop selling cigarettes

Posted By on Wed, Feb 5, 2014 at 6:37 AM

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Striking news today: CVS, the huge pharmacy chain, says it will stop selling cigarettes, a $2 billon item for the company, in October.

Reason is more or less this: Should a doctor's office sell cigarettes?

The company’s move was yet another sign of its metamorphosis into becoming more of a health care provider than a largely retail business, with its stores offering more miniclinics and health advice to aid customers visiting its pharmacies.

Imagine if Walmart, also moving into health services in many ways, made a similar decision.


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