Walgreens implemented a pilot program in 2018 that eliminated tobacco sales from 17 of its stores in Gainesville, Florida.
The change comes nearly two years after the drugstore’s competitor CVS Health announced it would stop selling cigarettes at its stores nationwide.
Did Walgreens stop selling cigarettes?
More than four years after rival CVS Health stopped selling cigarettes and related items, Walgreens Boots Alliance Friday continued to take heat from shareholders for selling tobacco products in most of its stores. The study, which began in April, is running 12 to 18 months in Gainesville where Walgreens has 17 stores.
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As of August 31, 2018, Walgreens operates 9,560 drugstores with a presence in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, along with its omnichannel business, Walgreens.com.
Did CVS stop selling cigarettes?
In 2014, CVS became the first national drugstore chain in the U.S. to stop selling cigarettes. (Reuters Health) ― The retail pharmacy company CVS Health helped its customers quit smoking by pulling cigarettes off the shelves two years ago, a new study suggests.
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