CVS Uses Symbolic Act To Re-set Perceptions

CVS today (February 5, 2014) announced that they will no longer sell cigarettes or tobacco products in their stores.  That these products are not consistent with their role as a healthcare business.

Up till now these store, known as “drug stores”, “pharmacies” or other seemed more like a cross between a convenience store and a “walmart” type store.  With a business direction that now includes providing medical services along with medicines, a major shift in perceptions may have been required.  This may have done it!