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Customers react to no more tobacco at CVS

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CVS stores across the country will stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco related products by October 1 of this year. 

The reason?  To better promote and encourage healthy living.

CVS expects to lose about $2 billion annually by stopping the sale of tobacco products.  

CVS officials say this move is good for the future of the company. The President of CVS says the company wants to continue to be an alternative to the doctor's office by providing customers with flu shots, common cold remedies, and advice that leads to healthier life-styles. 

Customers 14 News have spoken with say it's a step in the right direction.

"I think it's a very good idea and it's probably one of the better things that stores are doing for the young people. I don't believe in smoking," customer, Martha Weintraut said.

CVS officials say they hope other pharmacies will follow their lead. Products are expected to be pulled off store shelves by October 1.

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