In a world filled with corporate profits and concern only about the bottom line, it is praiseworthy that CVS is willing to forego billions for the greater good.

CVS announced that it will quit the habit and stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products by October of this year.  In doing this, “the country’s largest drugstore chain” will lose “an estimated $2 billion in sales from tobacco buyers,” according to the New York Times.

Perhaps CVS’s bold move will set a positive precedent for other companies.

CVS Plans to End Sales of Tobacco Products by Oct. 1 –