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My Take - Smokes Out

Last week, CVS decided to start phasing out the sale of cigarettes and other tobacco products, with a cut-off date of October the first. This move is another sign that the company is marching in a healthier direction. While the chain will lose roughly two billion dollars in annual revenue, and getting away from walking the fine line between pharmacy and retail. Industry analysts expect other major pharmacies to follow suit. It is widely known that smoking causes many diseases, including lung cancer and emphysema, and causes a host of many other major health problems for both smokers, those around secondhand smoke. Nobody told CVS to lose money for the common good. They rolled up their sleeves and made this decision on their own, without government intervention.that is a reason to celebrate this breath of fresh air.

I'm Vanessa Oubre and that's My Take. What's yours?

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