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Tobacco Won't Be Sold at CVS, Including 3 Stores Near Dallas-Hiram

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 three sites in the Dallas-Hiram area, according the store locator on the company's website:

495 CHARLES HARDY PKWY
DALLAS, GA 30157
770-445-2128
Store #5622

51 SEVEN HILLS BOULEVARD
DALLAS, GA 30132
678-574-3032
Store #6012


3285 NEW MACLAND ROAD
POWDER SPRINGS, GA 30127
770-943-4136
Store #4668
    For more locations in 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.
    sanran7 February 06, 2014 at 07:12 AM
    Good for CVS. Doubt this will convince anyone to quit smoking or chewing, but it does align with the idea that a place that delivers healthcare should not be selling products that create so many health problems (including death!)

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