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Business

Shirley Leung

Gas stations need to kick the habit, too

Leo Vercollone doesn’t like smoking, but his customers do, so that’s why he keeps selling cigarettes at his gas station convenience stores.

CVS, the nation’s second-largest drugstore chain, got a lot of props this week for declaring it would stop selling death sticks. But if this country really wants to reduce smoking, we need to get gas stations and convenience stores to stop carrying packs of smokes, too.

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