Now, this is truly breaking news in the world of nicotine enjoyment, as it will cause many people to break their habits and rethink their nicotine fix: CVS Pharmacy has announced that it will stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products by next October. Though this will cost the drugstore giant an estimated $2 billion, its a drop in the bucket for a company that rakes in around $123 billion annually, and well worth it to clear increasingly incongruent practices.
Though, like most pharmacies, CVS sells everything from nail polish to candy to pantyhose, they are first and foremost a pharmacy, employing over 26,000 medical professionals nationwide who help patients manage chronic problems like high cholesterol, high blood pressure and heart disease, "all of which are linked to smoking," chief executive Larry J. Merlo reminds us. This was a discrepancy that CVS could no longer live with. "Cigarettes and providing health care just don't go together in the same setting," said Merlo.
Interestingly, though CVS does not currently sell electronic cigarettes, they have not precipitously included them in their anti-tobacco efforts. Officials said that the drugstore chain is "waiting for guidance on the devices from the Food and Drug Administration," according to a recent article publish by the New York Times.
Of course, you can still buy smokes from major retailers like Walmart or convenience stores and gas stations, but its already being forecasted that antismoking groups and many health care professionals will follow CVS's lead and pressure stores to stop selling cigarettes. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius is quoted in the NYT article as saying that this decision is "an unprecedented step in the retail industry," one which she believes will have "considerable impact."
So what to do, while the availability of smoking tobacco (not to mention the availability of places to smoke it) continues to dwindle, but the FDA is dragging its feet hashing out Electronic Cigarette legislations? Forego the big block stores altogether, and choose a small, family-owned business: Highbrow Vapor.
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