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CVS’ pulling of tobacco draws praise

CVS’ pulling of tobacco draws praise

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Reaction continues to pour in over CVS’ decision to stop selling tobacco at its drug stores.

Ted Schiele with Tobacco Free Tompkins says this move is a clear message from the leadership at CVS, that they’re moving toward a focus on health care instead of retail.

The nation’s second largest drugstore chain is phasing out cigarettes, cigars and chewing tobacco by October 1st, a move that will cost about 2 billion dollars in revenue.

Schiele believes CVS’ example could bring people to their store to buy other items.

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