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

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

895 HOLCOMB BRIDGE ROAD
ROSWELL, GA 30076
770-993-0194
Store #3125

1380 WOODSTOCK ROAD
ROSWELL, GA 30075
770-640-3131
Store #2965

12070 CRABAPPLE ROAD
ROSWELL, GA 30075
770-992-5446
Store #2178

For more locations in Roswell 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.

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