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Vows to quit tobacco products

5 Feb, 2014

CVS announces that it plans to stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products by October. Chief Executive Larry J. Merlo:

We have about 26,000 pharmacists and nurse practitioners helping patients manage chronic problems like high cholesterol, high blood pressure and heart disease, all of which are linked to smoking. We came to the decision that cigarettes and providing health care just don’t go together in the same setting.

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