CVS has announced that its drugstores will stop selling cigarettes by October. From CEO Larry J. Merlo: “We have about 26,000 pharmacists and nurse practitioners helping patients manage chronic problems like high cholesterol, high blood pressure and heart disease, all of which are linked to smoking. We came to the decision that cigarettes and providing health care just don’t go together in the same setting.”

+ Slate’s Matthew Yglesias wonders if that logic suggests that CVS should stop selling junk food too. It probably wouldn’t be a bad idea to also drop the phony supplements and some of the addictive and/or dangerous pharmaceuticals. But in the meantime, the cigarette ban isn’t a bad place to start.

+ Pretty much everything about cigarettes is bad. Now, one California lawmaker even wants to ban the butts.