Can CVS Really Say Its Ban Cut Cigarette Sales By 1 Percent?
CVS claims its decision last year to stop selling cigarettes has benefitted public health. But is the company's study misleading?By Ryan Biek | September 3, 2015
One year ago, CVS pharmacies stopped selling tobacco to help Americans quit smoking. But many were skeptical if CVS could really change anything. (Video via CVS Health)
So CVS released its own study claiming the company's ban was linked to a 1 percent drop in total cigarette purchases in 13 states.
According to CVS' findings, its ban meant 95 million less packs were sold in those 13 states.