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!