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Drugstore Chain CVS to Quit Selling All Tobacco Products

USA Today: WASHINGTON — Drug store giant CVS Caremark announced Wednesday it will no longer sell tobacco products at its 7,600 pharmacies by Oct. 1.

CVS sells $1.5 billion in tobacco a year, but CVS officials said selling cigarettes while promoting wellness doesn't make sense.

"Selling tobacco is very inconsistent with being in that business," said Helena Foulkes, CVS's president. "We really thought about this decision as it relates to the future as a health company — it's good for customers and our company, in the long run."

Foulkes told USA TODAY that CVS sees its future as an alternative to the doctor's office, with 26,000 pharmacists and nurse practitioners counseling customers about how to control their high cholesterol, diabetes and high blood pressure.

"Any form of tobacco use makes those chronic conditions more difficult to deal with," she said. "This is good for business and the right thing to do."

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But they will have no problem continuing to peddle

all the drugs Big Pharma wants to push, as well as alcohol and all the packaged and processed worthless "food" items with virtually no nutrition they can. When will people realize companies like this have nothing to do with health, except for maybe the band aids, q-tips and a very small offering of hygiene products.

beephree

Smart Decision

They just got old and stale anyways.

Ron brought the Liberty movement together, Rand is expanding the crap out of it! :)