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CVS to become first major US drugstore chain to drop cigarettes

CVS Caremark Corp said on Wednesday that it would stop selling tobacco products at its 7,600 stores by October, becoming the first national drugstore chain in the United States to take cigarettes off the shelf. Public health experts called the decision by the No. 2 US drugstore chain a precedent-setting step that could pressure other retailers to follow suit. President Barack Obama, a former smoker, praised the move, saying CVS had set a powerful example.

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"It's clear violence against women is far more widespread in the general population than we thought."

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Hot chocolate helps the brain, study says

Harvard researchers found that seniors that drank hot cocoa regularly had better memories and performed better on cognitive tests.
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A new study from Harvard says that consuming hot chocolate regularly can reduce the risk of dementia. (Stephen Chernin/AFP/Getty Images)
Hot cocoa can help your mind.
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