Youth cigarette use is down dramatically today, but there has been very little change to tobacco use overall. That’s because cigarettes aren’t the only problem. The introduction of and experimentation with alternative nicotine products such as flavored cigars, hookah and e-cigarettes present a new and very worrisome challenge. As the marketplace evolves and new products deliver nicotine in novel ways, we work to stay on top of tobacco use behaviors, including how these products are being used and by whom, and their health and safety impacts.
In 2014, CVS Pharmacy stopped selling cigarettes because it conflicted with their "purpose of helping people on their path to better health."