CVS announced today that it will stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products at its more than 7,600 CVS/pharmacy stores across the U.S. by October 1, 2014.
“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,” said Larry J. Merlo, President and CEO, CVS Caremark. “Put simply, the sale of tobacco products is inconsistent with our purpose.”
I’m hoping CVS doesn’t decide to stop selling reloadable cards such as Vanilla Reloads.
What are your thoughts on this decision from CVS? Do you think other major drugstores will follow?