CVS to stop selling tobacco products

Feb 05, 2014, 12:34 PM EST
Signs are posted outside of a CVS store on November 5, 2013 in San Francisco, California
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The drug store giant announced it will no longer sell tobacco products at its 7,600 pharmacies by Oct. 1. It is "the right thing for us to do for our customers and our company to help people on their path to better health," the CEO of CVS Caremark. The  move is expected to put pressure on its main rivals.
CVS calls it quits: No more tobacco products [USA Today]
Why CVS Is Ready to Lose Billions and Stop Selling Cigarettes [National Journal]
CVS To Stop Selling Tobacco Products [NPR]