This is pretty big news, CVS isn't the first company to stop the sale of Cigarettes, Target and Wegmans Food Markets also pulled the plug on tobacco sales.
CVS, the nation's second-largest pharmacy chain with 7,600 stores, just announced it will stop selling all cigarettes and tobacco products by October 1st.
"Ending the sale of cigarettes and tobacco products at CVS/pharmacy is simply the right thing to do for the good of our customers and our company," CVS said in a press release. "The sale of tobacco products is inconsistent with our purpose – helping people on their path to better health."
The Grand Strand area has over 16 CVS stores.