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

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 Cumming area, according the store locator on the company's website:

603 CANTON HIGHWAY
CUMMING, GA 30030
770-887-7771
Store #5355

1230 BUFORD HIGHWAY
CUMMING, GA 30041
770-887-6860
Store #2310

5510 CASTLEBERRY ROAD
CUMMING, GA 30040
770-887-7720
Store #191

For more locations in Cumming 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.
Octo Slash February 06, 2014 at 08:55 AM
Let's see. What other things does CVS sell that "have no place in a setting where health care is delivered"? -Salty snacks, raises blood pressure. The Silent Killer -Heart-clogging candies and other sugar-laden killers that are dooming our children to lives of being obese FATTIES WHO GET LAUGHED AT IN SCHOOL! WHAT ABOUT THE CHILDREN? HUH? -ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES FROM LUCIFER HIMSELF -Ozone depleting fluorocarbon-propelled sprays and fragrances that stink in more ways than one. THE PLANET IS DYING PEOPLE! AND YOU ARE KILLING IT TO SMELL GOOD! AAAGGH! -Environmentally eco-harmful batteries used in CHINESE-MADE electronics that are stealing AMERICAN JOBS!! HELP! -Chemicals found in shampoos, soaps, perfumes, pet foods, medicines, etc that are known CANCER AGENTS!!! CANCER!!!! -School supplies such as notebook paper, a serious CUT HAZARD! 845,000 American children die every year from profusely-bleeding paper cuts. AND CVS SELLS THIS PAPER!!! AND THE PAPER'S MADE IN CHINA!! AMERICAN JOBS!!!! And they put it all in a non-biodegradable PLASTIC bag for you that your cat, dog, or (stupid) kid could CHOKE ON AND DIE!!!! It's time for CVS to take a good look in the (Chinese-made) mirror and CLOSE ITS DOORS FOREVER FOR THE GOOD OF HUMANITY, assuming the world doesn't end before lunchtime.

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