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Smokin’ hot decision

Retail pharmacy CVS will no longer sell tobacco. The company will lose an estimated $2 billion in sales, but CVS Pharmacy president Helen Foulkes believes it is a move that makes sense. CVS is the first large retail pharmacy chain to eliminate tobacco from its shelves.

First Lady Michelle Obama agrees that the decision sends a message about healthcare choices in our country where 42 million people still smoke and 480,000 deaths are smoking related. Smoking is highest among people with less income and less education. 

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