Forget Cigarettes. A Less-Common Cold Season Pinches CVS

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CVS held a bit of a health clinic for consumers and investors this morning: Cigarettes, Chief Executive Officer Larry Merlo emphasized, are far unhealthier than saturated fat. He was looking to head off criticism of his company’s recent decision to stop selling tobacco products while keeping junk food and other less-than-wholesome products on its shelves.

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