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Norfolk, NE customer reacts to CVS Pharmacy ending its tobacco sales


NORFOLK, Neb. (KTIV/US92) The nation's second-largest drugstore chain, CVS has announced that beginning in October, they will no longer sell tobacco products.  Company officials say the move is part of an overall shift in its focus toward being more of a health care provider.

There are CVS Pharmacy stores in 43 states. That includes, one in Norfolk, Nebraska.

A customer at this location, Loraine Hoff, says today's announcement won't make her change pharmacies.

"I don't care about the tobacco myself, and I can't imagine anyone else being upset about it," Loraine Hoff, CVS Pharmacy customer said.

CVS is the first national pharmacy chain to make this move.  Walgreens issued a statement today saying it's evaluating the possibility of such a change.

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