Why CVS decided to pull cigarettes, other tobacco products from its shelves (+video)
One major pharmacy is kicking the habit of leaning on tobacco sales profits at the expense of its increasingly health-focused mission.
CVS Caremark announced on Wednesday that it plans to stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products at its stores by Oct. 1. That would make CVS, the second-largest drugstore chain in the United States, the first national pharmacy to pull tobacco products from its sales roster.
CVS’s announcement follows years of branding initiatives to retool the mega-retailer not just as a