In a groundbreaking public health effort, CVS announced they’ll stop selling cigarettes at all locations by October of 2014. The move makes CVS the first major U.S. pharmacy chain to take tobacco products off the shelves. The decision to stop selling tobacco products has been lauded by President Obama for its potential to reduce smoking-related illness and death and cut healthcare costs. Plus, CVS believes it will help boost their position as a healthcare provider without seriously affecting their bottom line. Experts hope CVS’ decision will encourage other chains to follow suit.