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CVS changes name, stops
tobacco sales early

Associated Press, by Tom Murphy

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Posted By:JoniTx, 9/3/2014 2:54:33 PM

As CVS sharpens its focus on customer health, the nation´s second-largest drugstore chain will tweak its corporate name and stop the sale of tobacco nearly a month sooner than planned. CVS Caremark said it will now be known as CVS Health, effective immediately. The signs on its roughly 7,700 drugstores won´t change, so the change may not register with shoppers. However, those customers will see a big change when they check out. The cigars and cigarettes that used to fill the shelves behind store cash registers have been replaced with nicotine gum and signs urging visitors to kick the tobacco

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Screwgun, 9/3/2014 3:15:41 PM     (No. 9992217)

No great loss. Their Skoal and Grizzly was never fresh.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Mobyclik, 9/3/2014 3:17:26 PM     (No. 9992220)

Ah yes, kick that tobacco habit and try some government sponsored marijuana. Whadda country.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: mitzi, 9/3/2014 3:23:50 PM     (No. 9992230)

Forget about name changing and clean up their stores. The lighting is too dim to read labels.

There are two nearby ... dark, dreary, messy. I shop at CVS only because they carry one hair product I use that I can´t get at Walgreen.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: pollingue, 9/3/2014 3:26:24 PM     (No. 9992238)

I haven´the smoked in years so macht nicht to me,but smokers who had been going to CVS for their prescriptions and drug store sundries might economize on their time and travel money by switching to a chain that also sells cigarettes. The eventual losses to CVS might not be limited to the profits they had been making on tobacco sales. Of course, CVS might gain new customers wanting to show solidarity with their principled health-conscious stance.Time will tell.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: ida Lou Pino, 9/3/2014 3:28:30 PM     (No. 9992243)

Good corporate management always minimizes profits.

It´s the smart thing to do.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Scrubber, 9/3/2014 4:16:46 PM     (No. 9992324)

The little woman works at a Rite Aid. Smokes are a fairly large part of their business. Not only with their sales, but customers are coming in impulse buying. I suspect CVS will quietly bring back evil ´backy when sales slump 6%.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Coy860, 9/3/2014 4:25:04 PM     (No. 9992334)

Do they sell beer? If so, will they discontinue selling it and put signs urging people to stop drinking? Drunk driving is dangerous, you know. Not to mention damage to the liver.
CVS, pffffffftt

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Lalo, 9/3/2014 4:42:25 PM     (No. 9992350)

Believe it or not, profit doesn´t have to be the only factor in the life of a company. And this may be smart in the long run.

I´ve been going out of my way to avoid CVS - it took me forever to get them to stop these robo calls that I didn´t need regarding meds. I´ve been using the Publix pharmacy, which is closer & they always call me by name & know before I even get to the counter what I need. (#6 - I also like our Rite-Aid.)

Anyway, I love the fact that CVS dropped tobacco and I don´t care if they still sell beer - I will start doing business with them again (though not the overcrowded pharmacy).

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Reply 9 - Posted by: uno, 9/3/2014 5:12:54 PM     (No. 9992399)

CVS: Twice the price and half as nice!
I do business with our local pharmacy!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: 4Justice, 9/3/2014 6:17:56 PM     (No. 9992487)

So that is why they were selling off all their cigs for $1.00 a pack a couple weeks ago. They said something about closing the store. I didn´t know this is what they are doing...changing their name and dumping the cigs. I will never go there again anyway. I don´t buy my cigs at the drug store normally, but I don´t like this "trend" that I am seeing either. Let me decide if I want to be healthy or not. Pffft! Phooey on the health-nazis! I prefer freedom to nanny state any day. Idiots like this make me want to rebel even more.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: provide, 9/3/2014 6:17:56 PM     (No. 9992486)

I believe CVS still sells spirits behind the counter. Must not disappoint drivers.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: another_clinton, 9/3/2014 7:02:58 PM     (No. 9992526)

I have stopped buying CVS stock. I believe a company that limits its sales as CVS did cannot be profitable and is unworthy of my investment dollars. I did the same with GE.

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