In the headlines segment of Market Checkup, The Motley Fool's health-care investing show analysts David Williamson and Max Macaluso look at the big news from CVS Caremark Corporation.

CVS announced that it will no longer sell cigarretes, or tobacco products of any kind, in its retail stores. Of course, like many smokers quitting cold turkey, it set its date far out in the future, specifically Oct. 1.

In this video, David and Max discuss the impact to CVS's financials and how it could benefit its competitors, and they take the view that CVS is smartly shaving short-term profits for long-term gains.