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Big US Drugstore Chain to End Tobacco Sales

A major U.S. drug store chain says that by October it will stop selling all cigarettes and tobacco products, an action immediately applauded by President Barack Obama, a former smoker.The CVS Caremark chain, with more than 7,100 stores, said Wednesday that cigarettes and tobacco products have no place in its outlets as it seeks to become more of a health-care provider. The chain, with $56 billion in annual sales, said ending the tobacco sales will cost it $2 billion in yearly revenue.Mr....

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