CVS Stops Selling Tobacco

“We need an all-hands-on-deck effort to take tobacco products out of the hands of America’s young generation and to help those who are addicted to quit,” said Health and human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. CVS Pharmacy has stopped selling tobacco to decrease the usage of this drug in young adults and teens stated on Wednesday, February 5th. CVS is the nation’s second-largest drugstore chain with over 7,600 stores. CVS said on Wednesday that they will rule out cigarettes, cigars, and chewing tobacco by October 1st, 2014 all of its stores nationwide said. CVS sells $2 billion in tobacco and products similar to the drug in a year reported. This profit is 3% of overall sales, but CVS officials said selling cigarettes while promoting wellness doesn’t make sense. President Obama, a former smoker, congratulated the announcement on Wednesday, “As one of the largest retailers and pharmacies in America, CVS Caremark sets a powerful example, and today’s decision will help advance my administration’s efforts to reduce tobacco-related deaths, cancer, and heart disease, as well as bring down health care costs- ultimately saving lives and protecting untold numbers of families from pain and heartbreak for years to come,” said. CVS has taken a step forward to stop the deaths and help the safety of the future