CVS is done selling cigarettes and tobacco
Citing its preference to heal people rather than kill them, CVS/Caremark announced today that it would stop selling cigarettes and tobacco products in 7,600 stores around the country by Oct. 1, 2014.
The move will cost the pharmacy chain $2 billion in annual sales, but also highlights a shift in company philosophy: “We have about 26,000 pharmacists and nurse practitioners helping patients manage chronic problems like high cholesterol, high blood pressure and heart disease, all of which are linked to smoking,” said CVS chief executive Larry J. Merlo. “We came to the decision that cigarettes and providing health care just don’t go together in the same setting.”
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Way to go, CVS!
(Source: micdotcom, via laughterkey)