When CVS pulled all their tobacco products from their shelves, the world was astounded by the boldness of their move. There have been more and more incentives for the state to raise taxes of tobacco products, but now there are even further incentives for big brands like CVS to pull them off the shelves entirely, for good. While some feel it’s an assault on their freedoms, others feel it’s the right thing to do for public health and safety.
CVS’ Health Research Institute in the American Journal of Public Health found that cutting all products containing nicotine from the shelves had a positive impact on smokers, most particularly those who purchased their cigarettes at CVS stores.
So what were the results?