CVS To Stop Selling Cigarettes

CVS Caremark Corp., which is shifting into a more substantial role a health care provider, said it will phase out tobacco products by Oct. 1 in its 7,600 stores.

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The main question on most people’s minds: will others follow the example of the nation’s second-largest drugstore chain?

CVS and other drugstore chains have been adding in-store clinics and expanding their health care offerings. They’ve also been expanding the focus of some clinics to include helping people manage chronic illnesses like high blood pressure and diabetes.

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