I’ve got even more reason to use my trusty CVS Care Card now. That’s because CVS announced on Wednesday that it would stop selling tobacco products at its 7,600 stores by October, 2014, becoming the first U.S. drugstore chain to take cigarettes off the shelf. -Very good news in my opinion. Target and Wegman’s stopped selling cigarettes and chewing tobacco years ago since sales of the products have gone down greatly in the past 10 years.
CVS indicated that as a result of halting sale, it will lose about $2 billion in annual sales. Executives, however, said the company will replace some of lost cigarette sales through smoking cessation programs at its pharmacies and will offer more programs to Caremark members.
CVS hopes their efforts also encourage other chains to remove harmful tobacco products as well. @Casey965