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Tobacco Won't Be Sold at CVS, Including Stores in Cumming

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

Tobacco Won't Be Sold at CVS, Including Stores in Cumming
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.

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

3221 PEACHTREE ROAD NORTH EAST
ATLANTA, GA 30305
404-869-3308
Store #5731

3788 ROSWELL ROAD NORTHEAST, CORNER OF PIEDMONT ROAD
ATLANTA, GA 30342
404-261-6525
Store #5411

1943 PEACHTREE ROAD NORTHEAST, ACROSS FROM PIEDMONT HOSPITAL
ATLANTA, GA 30309
404-351-4932
Store #2082

For more locations in Buckhead and 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.

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