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CVS pharmacy to stop selling cigarettes in stores; says doing so compromises mission

CVS Caremark plans stop selling tobacco products

CVS Caremark plans stop selling tobacco products (February 5, 2014 5:54 PM)

CVS pharmacy will no longer sell cigarettes and other tobacco products at more than 7,600 drugstores nationwide.

CEO Larry Merlo says the company decided it can no longer sell cigarettes at places where it also provides health care.

The chain is expanding clinical care by providing flu shots and other immunizations, and says it will stop selling tobacco, a known cancer-causer, to stay...

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