CVS to Stop Selling Cigarettes This Year
By Melissa Ford on February 05, 2014
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CVS announced this morning that it will stop selling cigarettes in its 7,600 pharmacies across America by October 1, 2014, stating that the selling of cigarettes is "inconsistent with our purpose" as a health care product store.
The response on Twitter was decidedly mixed. Some people applauded the move, congratulating the national chain for putting people's health before making money since they stand to lose $2 billion in profit from the sale of cigarettes:
Others were frustrated that the choice to purchase or not purchase cigarettes was taken out of the hands of consumers:
I have to boycott CVS. This is not an issue of smoking or not smoking this is an issue of them telling what you can and can't do!
— Sandra Miller (@yup1yupmiller) February 5, 2014
What are your feelings on this move on CVS's part to stop making it easy for smokers to pick up cigarettes?
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