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Rite Aid gives generic response to decision by CVS to stop selling cigarettes

February 6, 2014 1:25 pm by | 0 Comments

Rite Aid pharmacy sign

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Rite Aid, the nation's third largest pharmacy chain, responded Wednesday evening to CVS Caremark's decision to stop selling tobacco and tobacco-related products, noting that the sale of tobacco is legal.

"Rite Aid offers a wide range of products, including tobacco products, which are available for purchase in accordance with federal, state and local laws," Rite Aid spokeswoman Ashley Flower said in a statement. "Additionally, Rite Aid also sells a variety of smoking cessation products and provides additional resources, including our pharmacists, who are available to counsel people trying to stop smoking. We continually evaluate our product offering to ensure that it meets the needs and interests of our customers."

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