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Tobacco Won't Be Sold at CVS, Including 3 Stores in Canton Area

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 three sites in the Canton area, according the store locator on the company's website:

129 MARIETTA HIGHWAY
CANTON, GA 30114
770-479-1806
Store #7273

3785 SIXES ROAD, CORNER OF BELLS FERRY ROAD
CANTON, GA 30114
770-720-3466
Store #2470

6120 HICKORY FLAT HIGHWAY
CANTON, GA 30115
770-720-0610
Store #7888
    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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