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Major US Drugstore Chain to End Tobacco Sales

A major U.S. drug store chain announced it will stop selling all cigarettes and tobacco products by October 1, an action that was immediately applauded by President Barack Obama. 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 focus more on its role as a health-care provider. The chain, with $56 billion in annual sales, said ending tobacco sales will cost it $2 billion in annual...

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