Hundreds of Michigan Pharmacies To Stop Selling Tobacco Products
By later this fall the national CVS drug store chain will no longer sell anything that has tobacco in it. CVS has over 200 stores in Michigan and nearly 8,000 nationwide. Officials with CVS say their goal is to promote healthy lifestyles and they say by offering tobacco products that objective is compromised. President Obama is quick to react. He says as one of the largest retailers and pharmacies in America CVS sets a "powerful example" and he says it will have a "positive impact on the health of our country." Many smokers contend they are being unfairly targeted and they say they'll just go someplace else to by their cigarettes and chewing tobacco.