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Major US Drug Store Chain Stops Selling Tobacco

The second biggest drug store chain in the United States has stopped selling tobacco products, giving up $2 billion in annual sales to reposition itself as a health-conscious retailer. CVS Caremark, which has 7,700 drug stores throughout the country, said it would now call itself CVS Health and start a smoking-cessation campaign. The chain announced earlier this year it would stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products by October 1, but says it has cleared its shelves of the...

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