CVS provides a high-stakes example of values-based decision-making in practice. In 2014,as CVS was rebranding as a health-services company,CVS Health,the company decided to stop selling cigarettes. CVS knew it couldn鈥檛 present healthy living as a key value proposition while selling a significantly unhealthy product.
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Does CVS sell cigarettes at Walmart?
After CVS moved to get rid of tobacco in 2014, Walmart maintained they would not remove cigarettes from shelves at their 4,000-plus stores, most of which include pharmacies. Walmart also offers in-store healthcare clinics at many of their stores.
Will CVS’decision to stop selling cigarettes trigger a trend?
As for its rivals, CVS’ decision hasn鈥檛 triggered a trend. None of CVS鈥?rivals, including Wal-Mart Stores , Rite Aid or Walgreens Boots Alliance , have followed with their own plans to stop selling cigarettes despite pressure from public health groups and some of their shareholders.
Is it safe to smoke at CVS stores?
Smoking is the leading cause of premature illness and death in the United States. Unlike those other products, which are OK in moderation, no amount of tobacco use is safe, said CVS spokesman Danielle Marcus in an email interview with the Fool.
Does CVS Pharmacy have a market share of the tobacco market?
Larry Merlo: In states where CVS Pharmacy had a market share of 15% or more, there was a direct correlation to the amount of tobacco that was sold in those markets. That translated into almost 100 million fewer packs of cigarettes being sold in states across the country.