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CVS (a pharmacy and everything else type of store) will clear their shelves of tobacco products this year, by October 1.  Even though they will take a hit in profits (like $2 billion), it's gotten to the point where "the regulatory issues and costs exceed the benefit (of selling tobacco)."

Some Target stores have given up on selling tobacco as well, because it's too difficult to police sales.

Also, Walgreens (another pharmacy/everything else store) is "evaluating whether to continue carrying tobacco products in it more than 8,600 stores."  

Taxes have gone up significantly here in the U.S. on cigarettes, and the consensus may be that more Americans will not take up smoking, or they will quit.

*Quotes are from Crain's Chicago Business magazine.
Link:  http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20140206/NEWS07/140209883/wh...

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Comment by PK on February 12, 2014 at 6:15am

It  is ironic the revolving door the pharmacidal industries have made...when you are 18 come for ciggs...when you are 48 come for BP meds, asthma inhalers, etc etc.  

In one sense, I am happy with the decision, in another sense, it is too bad they are making this decision based on money only because the day there are financial incentives to sell again they will.  Wrong motives.  

Peace, PK

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