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First major US drugstore drops cigarettes

4 years ago9 views

One of America's biggest pharmacy chains is ending all sales of tobacco products.

CVS will phase out cigarettes, cigars and chewing tobacco by October the 1st.

The CEO Larry Merlo says the company decided it can no longer sell cigarettes at places where it also provides health care.

Al Jazeera's Shihab Rattansi explains.