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Saturday, March 17, 2018

CVS Pulls Last Of Tobacco Items A Month Early, Plans Name Change

By Peter Frost, Chicago Tribune The nation’s number-two drugstore operator has finally kicked the habit. CVS plans to announce Wednesday that it has pulled all remaining cigarettes, cigars, smokeless tobacco and other tobacco products from each of its 7,700 pharmacies nationwide. In doing so, the company, long known as CVS Caremark Corp., announced plans to rebrand […]

September 3, 2014

CVS Caremark, Number Two Drugstore Chain, Will End All Tobacco Sales

By Noam N. Levey and Tiffany Hsu, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — CVS Caremark, the nation’s second-largest drugstore chain, plans to stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products at its more than 7,600 retail stores by Oct. 1, a landmark decision that would make it the first national pharmacy company to cease tobacco sales. The move, […]

February 5, 2014

U.S. Drugstore Giant CVS To Remove Cigarettes From Store Shelves

Washington (AFP) – U.S. retail drug store giant CVS Caremark announced Wednesday that it will stop selling cigarettes, a move immediately applauded by President Barack Obama as having a “profoundly positive impact on the health of our country.” CVS said in a statement that the decision to no longer carry tobacco products in its 7,600 […]

February 5, 2014