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Tobacco Won't Be Sold at CVS, Including 3 Stores in Cartersville

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

13 NORTH TENNESSEE STREET
CARTERSVILLE, GA 30120
770-386-2417
Store #5692

1150 WEST AVENUE
CARTERSVILLE, GA 30120
770-606-1260
Store #3086

965 JOE FRANK HARRIS PARKWAY
CARTERSVILLE, GA 30120
678-721-1090
Store #8976
    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.
    bordersgail February 05, 2014 at 06:25 PM
    I agree with remove tobacco pharmacy. I also think beer & wine sure be remove to

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