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

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.

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

184 NORTH MAIN STREET
ALPHARETTA, GA 30004
678-297-1089
Store #2185

11710 ALPHARETTA HIGHWAY
ROSWELL, GA 30076
770-754-0141
Store #2227

3020 WINDWARD PLAZA
ALPHARETTA, GA 30005
770-475-3638
Store #2309

For more locations in Alpharetta 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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