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Tobacco Won't Be Sold at CVS, Including 4 Stores Near Dacula

Company CEO says "It's the right thing to do." Do you agree?

CVS Carmark says it will discontinue selling tobacco products on Oct. 1. Credit: CVS
CVS Carmark says it will discontinue selling tobacco products on Oct. 1. Credit: CVS
Saying "It's the right thing to do," CVS Caremark CEO Larry Merlo announced the pharmacy chain will discontinue sales of tobacco products at its 7,600 locations on Oct. 1.

Reach the entire Patch story here

The change, which is expected to cost the chain $2 billion in sales, will impact four sites in the Dacula area, according the store locator on the company's website:

3027 JIM MOORE ROAD
DACULA, GA 30019
770-339-0129
Store #3766

1685 ATLANTA HIGHWAY NORTHWEST
AUBURN, GA 30011
770-682-7053
Store #3646

2605 HAMILTON ROAD NORTHEAST
BUFORD, GA 30519
678-546-5352
Store #279

7395 SPOUT SPRINGS ROAD
FLOWERY BRANCH, GA 30542
770-965-1037
Store #5995

For more locations in metro Atlanta, click here.

In the press release, Merlo said, "Cigarettes and tobacco products have no place in a setting where health care is delivered. This is the right thing to do."

Do you agree? Is it about time pharmacies take this kind of stand to help improve health in the communities they serve? Tell us in the comments below.
cathy swanson February 05, 2014 at 02:34 PM
Great idea.. Let me take away your cigarettes that only harm you, and give you some alcohol that you might go out and murder someone with your car... what a scam on the public to try to make us think they're concerned about our health. What a joke..

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