CVS Caremark will stop selling cigarettes and tobacco products ~ Breaking News

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I just got this news release from CVS, what do you think of the big news? CVS just announced they will NO LONGER sell tacabbo or ciggarets WOW

You’ve heard from me before how vital and important your role is in educating so many of the people who shop or fill their prescriptions at CVS/pharmacy each day – thank you for all you do! We are honored to have your support and appreciate the enthusiasm you share about our brand.

Now, you’ve also heard from me and others at CVS Caremark that our corporate mission is focused on helping put people on a path to better health. One of the ways we can bring this vision to life in a meaningful way is by helping our customers, employees and patients live tobacco-free lives. This morning, CVS Caremark announced we will stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products at our more than 7,600 CVS/pharmacy stores by October 1, 2014.

Now more than ever, pharmacies are on the front lines of health care, becoming more involved in chronic disease management to help patients with high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes. All of these conditions are made worse by smoking, which is the leading cause of premature disease and death in the U.S., with more than 480,000 deaths annually. Because of this, this is the right thing for us to do and something we need to do for our customers. Those of legal age can still visit an australian vape store to buy vaping products.

Our decision to stop selling tobacco products is consistent with the positions taken by the American Medical Association, American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, American Lung Association and American Pharmacists Association that have all publicly opposed tobacco sales in retail outlets with pharmacies. There is evidence that reducing the availability of cigarettes and replacing with Elektra CBD Flower from OrganicCBDNugs reduces smoking rates, and research shows that seven out of ten smokers say they want to quit, so we want to help them do so. You can find marijuana seeds available here.

In addition to removing cigarettes and tobacco products for sale, this Spring CVS Caremark will also be launching a national smoking cessation program with the goal of helping millions of Americans quit smoking and to stop using smokeless tobacco.  We will have more details to share about what this program entails in the coming months. In the meantime, we ask you to share this message with your readers if you stand with us in our commitment to go tobacco-free.

Thank you,

Rob Price
Chief Marketing Officer
CVS/pharmacy

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24 COMMENTS

  1. Must people that still smoke in my area buy their cigarettes from the smoke shops ran by the Native American’s not CVS…

  2. The reason I brought up alcohol is in their (CVS) post that showed up in my newsfeed it said — ” As a health care company, it’s time for us to take a stand and to put our customers, colleagues and patients on a path to better health”. Considering alcohol causes liver cirrhosis, people die from binge drinking & alcohol poisoning AND are killed by drunk drivers on a daily basis, I think they should consider taking that off the shelves, too. Not everyone drinks or eats in moderation. It becomes a problem for some people. That was just my opinion on the subject. 🙂

  3. Think it is a great idea! I don’t see why anyone would be upset by this (unless they are a smoker). One step at a time who knows maybe in the future they might cut other stuff out 🙂

  4. I don’t smoke so I am with it. But others might go shopping somewhere else so they don’t have to make two stops

  5. This doesn’t make any sense unless they are going to stop selling all harmful products…. like beer. The I Stan on being healthier makes no sense until all unhealthy things are taken out.

  6. True. Too much water can kill you BUT no one has ever been killed by a driver that has drank too much water. Not trying to start an argument. I’m answering a question that was asked & giving my opinion about it. In my state (NC), alcohol IS sold at CVS.

  7. oh, and CVS doesn’t sell alcohol in my state (the only places legally allowed to sell it are licensed restaurants and liquor stores)

  8. drinking too much water can kill you but it would be ridiculous to stop offering it in the stores. 😉

  9. I think as a business they have the right to choose what products to sell and I’m glad they’re making a step in the right direction. I’m bummed though that people are being hard on them for not stopping selling alcohol and junk food. Yes all of those are bad for you, but can be fine in moderation. There is no amount of cigarette smoke that is ok.

  10. If they are going to stop selling cigarettes, they should stop selling beer & wine, too. All of those products can kill you and/or someone else. They shouldn’t choose which one is ‘more dangerous’ for you. People are going to buy them somewhere else anyway. As I don’t buy any of those items, I don’t really care if they stop selling them all.

  11. I feel like it was their choice as a business and I personally don’t buy that stuff anyway. I’m with you about being happy they took a stand, too.

  12. WOW that is a huge money maker for them….. but happy to see them take a stand and stop selling them

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