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 four sites in the Dacula area, according the store locator on the company's website:
3027 JIM MOORE ROAD
DACULA, GA 30019
1685 ATLANTA HIGHWAY NORTHWEST
AUBURN, GA 30011
2605 HAMILTON ROAD NORTHEAST
BUFORD, GA 30519
7395 SPOUT SPRINGS ROAD
FLOWERY BRANCH, GA 30542
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."
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