CVS to stop selling tobacco products

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Updated: 2/05/2014 6:12 pm
RENO, Nev. ( & KRNV) -- CVS is planning to stop selling tobacco products in its stores.

According to CVS Caremark, the move will cost it $2 billion per year in lost revenue, but it wants to support "the health and well-being" of its customers.

The company says it is the first national pharmacy chain to do so, and the products are expected to come off the shelves by October.
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Nevadadad - 2/5/2014 7:42 PM
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The answer is simple. The logistics involved is just as hard as starting to sell something. And it's smart business to weigh the reaction to a plan before actually implementing it. There could also be legal and contractual issues between the store and the tobacco suppliers that need to be resolved before they put the plan into effect. Personally I like the idea because I've never smoked. But I wonder about the effectiveness of the move, since you can just about walk across the street to get it if you want it bad enough.

wilson - 2/5/2014 7:09 PM
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If it's so important to remove tobacco from the stores why wait until October?

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