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Tobacco Won't Be Sold at CVS, Including Stores in Midtown

Company CEO says "It's the right thing to do." Do you agree?

CVS Carmark says it will discontinue selling tobacco products on Oct. 1. Credit: CVS
CVS Carmark says it will discontinue selling tobacco products on Oct. 1. Credit: CVS
Saying "It's the right thing to do," CVS Caremark CEO Larry Merlo announced the pharmacy chain will discontinue sales of tobacco products at its 7,600 locations on Oct. 1.

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The change, which is expected to cost the chain $2 billion in sales, will impact sites in the Midtown area, according the store locator on the company's website:

842 PEACHTREE STREET NORTHEAST
ATLANTA, GA 30308
404-892-8468
Store #2943

439 HIGHLAND AVENUE NORTHEAST
ATLANTA, GA 30312
404-230-9385

For more locations in Midtown and metro Atlanta, click here.

In the press release, Merlo said, "Cigarettes and tobacco products have no place in a setting where health care is delivered. This is the right thing to do."

Do you agree? Is it about time pharmacies take this kind of stand to help improve health in the communities they serve? Tell us in the comments below.


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