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(WOIO) –

On September 3, 2014 CVS Caremark Corporation announced a corporate name change to Caremark Health, a move the company says reflects their broader health care commitment.

Retail outlets will remain CVS/Pharmacy.

To further their plan to provide better health services to customers, CVS plans to stop selling cigarettes and tobacco products in all of its stores starting Wednesday.

CVS is the first large drug store to make such a drastic change but medical experts hope that it will influence other large chains, such as Walgreens, to follow suit.

In February, store leaders announced they intended to seize tobacco sells by October 1.  That goal has been surpassed by nearly a month.

“For our patients and customers, health is everything and CVS Health is changing the way health care is delivered to increase access, lower costs and improve quality,” announced Larry J. Merlo, President and CEO, CVS Health. “As a pharmacy innovation company at the forefront of a changing health care landscape, we are delivering breakthrough products and services, from advising on prescriptions to helping manage chronic and specialty conditions.”

 

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CVS Caremark: No More Selling Cigarettes and Tobacco Products was originally published on wzakcleveland.com

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