US drugstore chain stubs out cigarettes

CVS drugstore's decision to end selling cigarettes may cost the company $2bn in annual revenue.

    The second largest drugstore chain in the United States has announced it will stop selling tobacco products by October 1st of the year.

    Public health campaigners and President Obama have hailed the move as a significant step to help deal with the 480,000 deaths in the US each year caused by smoking.

    Al Jazeera's Shihab Rattansi reports from Washington DC.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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