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CVS, the nationwide pharmacy chain, has taken it upon itself to pull cigarettes and other tobacco products off their shelves starting October 1, 2014.

I applaud their decision regardless of motive. They'll lose, they say two billion a year taken in by tobacco sales and other purchases by smokers. On the upside for CVS, there may be corporate endorsement deals with insurance companies and hospitals when they stop selling tobacco.

Cigarettes are the only addictive product without a purpose, except to maybe to relax, but in actual fact, smoking restricts blood flow, so that technically isn't even an argument.

What I always found odd about CVS was their cigarette prices, they were low. They were always among the lowest prices in the area.

Quite honestly I'm probably preaching to the choir here, but just wanted to spotlight this seemingly fairly brave and very positive move on the part of CVS.