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Tobacco Won't Be Sold at CVS, Including 3 Stores Near Douglasville

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

Tobacco Won't Be Sold at CVS, Including 3 Stores Near Douglasville
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 three sites in the Douglasville area, according the store locator on the company's website:

6031 FAIRBURN ROAD
DOUGLASVILLE, GA 30134
770-942-9214
Store #154

3674 HIGHWAY 5
DOUGLASVILLE, GA 30135
770-942-3153
Store #5444

736 HIGHWAY 78 WEST
VILLA RICA, GA 30180
770-459-8234
Store #5637
    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.

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