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    Re: CVS becomes first big US drugstore chain to drop tobacco

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Depends on the individual - and we all die of something, sometime - free choice has it's consequences, which is as it should be.
    as is the free choice to not sell tabacco products. It is not a unique item and one can buy it just about anywhere, it should not matter that a shop decides not to sell them anymore.
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    Re: CVS becomes first big US drugstore chain to drop tobacco

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter King View Post
    as is the free choice to not sell tabacco products. It is not a unique item and one can buy it just about anywhere, it should not matter that a shop decides not to sell them anymore.
    I've never smoked in my almost 60 years, so it matters not to me - I do prefer them making the choice as a business rather than the Michael Bloomberg approach to trying to manage behaviour through government bylaw.
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    Re: CVS becomes first big US drugstore chain to drop tobacco

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    It was quite a long time ago when I read that the body could clean about FIVE cigarettes worth of tar and nicotine a day.
    Not that there is an average body or that I'm defending smoking.

    Though losing $2 billion in sales a year, the profit margin is said to be lower on cigarettes from what I'm listening to.
    Besides, the $2 billion is only 1.5% of total sales for CVS.
    They plan on replacing cigarettes and smoking stuff with a whole new line of healthy products designed to get off smoking .
    I am a former smoker and it takes stopping with smoking to realize how disgusting it actually is. My next door neighbor smoked a lot and everytime we went to their how and came home I could smell the stink of smoke on my clothes. When I too smoked I did not realize how badly it smelled.

    Not that I am an extreme anti-smoker but I do think that it is good to ban smoking from shops, bars, restaurants etc.

    What people do in their own house or car is their choice and I will not interfere with that but as a person with COPD I try to stay away from people where smoking takes place and try to prevent driving with someone who smokes.
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    Re: CVS becomes first big US drugstore chain to drop tobacco

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    I've never smoked in my almost 60 years, so it matters not to me - I do prefer them making the choice as a business rather than the Michael Bloomberg approach to trying to manage behaviour through government bylaw.
    The ban on those big gulp drink cups was a bit stupid IMHO, if people want to drink a lot of sweet drinks they will regardless of the cup size.
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    Re: CVS becomes first big US drugstore chain to drop tobacco

    CVS is just climbing on the Obamacare Wagon like AARP. They know where the big money is and it ain't serving John Q.

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    Re: CVS becomes first big US drugstore chain to drop tobacco

    I quit 20+ years ago and still wake up dreaming I just had a smoke. Quitting aint easy.
    Quote Originally Posted by Peter King View Post
    I am a former smoker and it takes stopping with smoking to realize how disgusting it actually is. My next door neighbor smoked a lot and everytime we went to their how and came home I could smell the stink of smoke on my clothes. When I too smoked I did not realize how badly it smelled.

    Not that I am an extreme anti-smoker but I do think that it is good to ban smoking from shops, bars, restaurants etc.

    What people do in their own house or car is their choice and I will not interfere with that but as a person with COPD I try to stay away from people where smoking takes place and try to prevent driving with someone who smokes.
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    Re: CVS becomes first big US drugstore chain to drop tobacco

    What big money?
    Quote Originally Posted by Smartmouthwoman View Post
    CVS is just climbing on the Obamacare Wagon like AARP. They know where the big money is and it ain't serving John Q.
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    Re: CVS becomes first big US drugstore chain to drop tobacco

    Quote Originally Posted by mak2 View Post
    What big money?
    The big money that's to be made by whoever fills the gap after physicians refuse to take Obamacare policies.

    Lose your doctor? Come to Minute Clinic, aka Obama Medical Center.

    No way did they give up a billion $ product without expecting to make that up... and more.

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    Re: CVS becomes first big US drugstore chain to drop tobacco

    So you think an NP and the minute is going to make up for billions of tobacco money? Quite amusing actually.
    Quote Originally Posted by Smartmouthwoman View Post
    The big money that's to be made by whoever fills the gap after physicians refuse to take Obamacare policies.

    Lose your doctor? Come to Minute Clinic, aka Obama Medical Center.

    No way did they give up a billion $ product without expecting to make that up... and more.
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    Re: CVS becomes first big US drugstore chain to drop tobacco

    Quote Originally Posted by Smartmouthwoman View Post
    CVS is just climbing on the Obamacare Wagon like AARP. They know where the big money is and it ain't serving John Q.
    Well.....even Obama's lil buddy had to chime in with it too.



    CVS Tobacco Ban Earns Applause From Rahm.....



    "I think this is an incredible ... bold decision, the right decision," Mayor Rahm Emanuel said after Wednesday's City Council meeting.

    Emanuel said he had called CVS Chief Executive Officer Larry Merlo Wednesday morning to congratulate him on the move.

    "He realized their mission is one of health care, not only as a pharmacy, but as a company," Emanuel said. "And you couldn't, in one aisle, be dealing with helping people on their health, and in another aisle be selling tobacco."

    Emanuel called it "true corporate citizenship and responsibility," even as "it will no doubt affect their bottom line.".....snip~

    CVS Tobacco Ban Earns Applause From Rahm - Downtown - DNAinfo.com Chicago

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