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CVS Pharmacies to Stop Selling Tobacco

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A big change coming to CVS drug stores around the Region and the country.  CVS announced this morning that it will stop selling cigarettes and tobacco products. The drug store chain says it made the decision because it is evolving into a health care company. Helena Foulks, the president of CVS pharmacy, says tobacco sales now account for two billion dollars in revenue. Foulks says she doesn't know if competing companies will make the same decision. "As we looked ourselves in the mirrors and said what kind of a company do we want to be, do we really want to be a health care company, it became the right decision for us," Foulks said. "And I think it's a question for all these other retailers who also have pharmacies and are selling tobacco."  Foulks says all 76-hundred CVS pharmacy locations will no longer sell cigarette or tobacco products by October first of this year. 
 


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