No Cigarettes At CVS


PHOTO: Chris Potter
PHOTO: Chris Potter

CVS Caremark, the largest U.S. drugstore chain, plans to stop selling tobacco products in October 2014. “Cigarettes and providing healthcare just don’t go together,” said CEO Larry Merlo, who hopes to transform CVS into more of a healthcare provider than a retail business. This is good news for kids: the peak age for starting to smoke is between 11 and 13, and the earlier people begin smoking, the higher their chance of developing smoking-related diseases as adults.

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