No More Cigarettes in Drugstores?

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On Wednesday (February 5, 2013), CVS Caremark Corp announced that its 7,600 stores would stop selling all tobacco products by October — making the company the first U.S. drugstore chain to remove cigarettes from its shelves. Public health experts called the decision by the No. 2 U.S. drugstore chain a precedent-setting step that could pressure other stores to follow suit.

CVS Bans Cigarette Sales

They are the the second largest pharmacy chain in the United States, with more than 7,400 stores. As the retail pharmacy division of CVS Caremark, it ranks as the 13th largest company in the world according to Fortune 500 in 2013. CVS Pharmacy’s leading competitor Walgreens ranked 37th.


CVS sells prescription drugs and a wide assortment of general merchandise, including over-the-counter drugs, beauty products and cosmetics, film and photo finishing services, seasonal merchandise, greeting cards, and convenience foods through their CVS Pharmacy and Longs Drugs retail stores and online through It also provides healthcare services through its more than 600 MinuteClinic medical clinics  as well as their Diabetes Care Centers. Most of these clinics are located within CVS stores.

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Do you think the sales at CVS will decrease after the banning of cigarettes?


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