CVS Extinguishes Tobacco Sales: An Academic Review

This piece was originally posted on SAGE’s Management Ink blog as “CVS to Stop Selling Tobacco Products: Major Policy Change” and is resposted here with the permission of Management Ink Editor Cynthia Nalevanko.


No smoning graphicWednesday brought us the news that the CVS drugstore chain, citing its greater focus on promoting better health, will stop selling tobacco products at its more than 7,600 stores by October. “Put simply, the sale of tobacco products is inconsistent with our purpose,” Larry J. Merlo, president and CEO of parent company CVS Caremark, said in a statement.

In light of this news, SAGE is providing free access for a limited time to several  articles that focus on behavior and policy change relative to tobacco use:

0 0 votes
Article Rating


SAGE Publishing, the parent of Social Science Space, is a leading international publisher of journals, books, and electronic media for academic, educational, and professional markets. An independent company, SAGE has principal offices in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore, Melbourne and Washington DC.

Notify of

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x