Second-biggest pharmacy net in USA stops selling cigarettes
Second-biggest pharmacy net in USA - CVS - has declared that from October 2014 will stop selling cigarettes and tobacco products at all, writes The Wall Street Journal. It is a significant blow for tobacco industry that edition evaluates in amount of 100 billion USD a year and CVS as well, that according to its own estimation will lose 2 billion USD of earnings a year (now - approximately 123 billion USD). However this step should improve CVS public image, standing it out against competitors and further development of its format "hospital in pharmacy".
WSJ marks that cigarettes sales in USA are falling persistently (in 2013 - by 4%), share of adult smokers has reduced up to 18.1% in 2012 from 42% in 1965.