Striking news today: CVS,
the huge pharmacy chain, says it will stop selling cigarettes
, a $2 billon item for the company, in October.
Reason is more or less this: Should a doctor's office sell cigarettes?
The company’s move was yet another sign of its metamorphosis into becoming more of a health care provider than a largely retail business, with its stores offering more miniclinics and health advice to aid customers visiting its pharmacies.
Imagine if Walmart,
also moving into health services in many ways, made a similar decision.