CVS will stop selling tobacco products in its stores by Oct. 1, 2014
WOONSOCKET, R.I., -
CVS Caremark company announced Wednesday that it will stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products at its CVS/pharmacy stores. The change will take place by October 1, 2014 and impacts more than 7,600 stores across the United States.
"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."
Officials with CVS say they are the first national pharmacy chain to stop selling tobacco products in support of the health of its patients and customers.