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

    Quote Originally Posted by mak2 View Post
    So you think an NP and the minute is going to make up for billions of tobacco money? Quite amusing actually.
    So do you think a giant corporation makes such decisions because 'it's the right thing to do?'

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

    no, I am sure it was a sound buisness decision. I mentioned earlier cigarettes are a problem to sell for stores because of the security requried and taxes etc. I dont beleive Obama forced them to. Perhaps they decieded the shelf space could be better utilized for another product, pot for example. What ever it is since CVS is not a religious company, it is for the money somehow. Not for Obama.
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    So do you think a giant corporation makes such decisions because 'it's the right thing to do?'
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    Re: CVS becomes first big US drugstore chain to drop tobacco

    Quote Originally Posted by mak2 View Post
    I quit 20+ years ago and still wake up dreaming I just had a smoke. Quitting aint easy.
    I have been a lucky one, I used to be addicted to gambling and my smoking was somewhat connected to my gambling, it was good for the nerves. Being a gambling addict comes with a lot of lying, money worries, having to make up excuses for hours and hours of being "missing" (during the time you were in the gambling hall playing the slot machines). Not to mention the money worries which was an added worry.

    When I quit gambling I also quit smoking in the same week. That time was difficult enough and not smoking did not make it much more difficult than it already was. Since then I have never gambled another dime and have never smoked another cigarette. And I cannot say that I miss it, I think I am lucky when it comes to that but I realize that most people still have the craving after years and years and years.
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    Re: CVS becomes first big US drugstore chain to drop tobacco

    Good for you. I really do miss smokes. if the doc told me I had six months to live, on the way home I am buying a carton of smokes.
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    I have been a lucky one, I used to be addicted to gambling and my smoking was somewhat connected to my gambling, it was good for the nerves. Being a gambling addict comes with a lot of lying, money worries, having to make up excuses for hours and hours of being "missing" (during the time you were in the gambling hall playing the slot machines). Not to mention the money worries which was an added worry.

    When I quit gambling I also quit smoking in the same week. That time was difficult enough and not smoking did not make it much more difficult than it already was. Since then I have never gambled another dime and have never smoked another cigarette. And I cannot say that I miss it, I think I am lucky when it comes to that but I realize that most people still have the craving after years and years and years.
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    Re: CVS becomes first big US drugstore chain to drop tobacco

    Quote Originally Posted by mak2 View Post
    no, I am sure it was a sound buisness decision. I mentioned earlier cigarettes are a problem to sell for stores because of the security requried and taxes etc. I dont beleive Obama forced them to. Perhaps they decieded the shelf space could be better utilized for another product, pot for example. What ever it is since CVS is not a religious company, it is for the money somehow. Not for Obama.
    Doubt if security was a problem since they sell powerful narcotics in their stores. But you're right... I'm sure Obama didn't force them to do anything. He just made it possible for more people to get rich off sick Americans. Let's hear it for Obama.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    they already lock the good stuff up in glass cases. that was a pretty dumb move, and probably costs them a ton in sales. who actually goes up to the cashier to get them to unlock the liquor cabinet?
    Depends on what they have. I usually will buy something I can hand the cashier if it's for a party that I'm going to, picking up a bottle of wine for a movie night, or something like that. If they have an expensive product that I've been looking for like Bunratty mead, Glenlevet 18, 37, or 40, or another such product I might go through the wait for the cashier to get it for me. For things I can pick up anywhere like Maker's Mark, Knob Creek, etc. no way.

    as for tobacco, it's their decision. i expect other places will probably follow suit, and smokers will just buy tobacco at gas stations and liquor stores.
    It is their decision, and while it is to be respected it could backfire on them. I think like a business owner because I want to eventually get back into business, it takes years to build up a customer service reputation and only a bad decision or two to lose it, sometimes to never get it back. A customer could be offended if they see the company as making a decision for them, or if they feel slighted that their legal behavior is being disrespected by the company which could affect not only those tobacco purchases but send those customers down the road for all purchases including prescriptions. I probably would not make that decision myself and wouldn't publish it as "the right thing to do" if I did, too much potential blowback.
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    Re: CVS becomes first big US drugstore chain to drop tobacco

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    nah, they'll just keep raising the price. if you think the marijuana black market is bad, try illegal tobacco on for size.

    so glad to be out of that game.
    Yep. New York state is a perfect example, their cost per pack price is something like 10$ a pack and the result was an entire underground business in unlicensed sales, people would go to the neighboring states or local reservations and pick up dirt cheap tobacco products by the truck load and sell them at a margin that was lower than the licensed sellers but high enough for a healthy profit.
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    Re: CVS becomes first big US drugstore chain to drop tobacco

    Quote Originally Posted by mak2 View Post
    Good for you. I really do miss smokes. if the doc told me I had six months to live, on the way home I am buying a carton of smokes.
    My grandfather worked in the Dutch coal mines, in an underground capacity, so you can understand how his lungs looked after all those years breathing in coal dust. When the doctor saw him he said that it would be wiser to stop smoking but that the damage had already been done, so that he did not mind that he continued smoking. In the end his bad lungs cost him his life when he developed lung cancer. That is why I think that if someone is able to prevent getting sick from smoking they should do so.
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    Re: CVS becomes first big US drugstore chain to drop tobacco

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    If that demographic was that big of a money maker, retailers would be dumping tobacco products left and right.

    I believe it all boils down to having enough anti-smoking members on the board of directors, to vote to discontinue tobaccos sales.
    IIRC you were in the Lafayette area for a while. Prior to the state banning most indoor smoking the same people campaigning for that law would contract bars to have "smoke free Saturdays". They had to rent out the bar to get it done, that in itself should tell people the movement isn't as popular as advertised. One would think if the bar owner who's business is to know what the customers want has to be "bought out" for the night to prohibit smoking that he knew it was a loser.
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    Re: CVS becomes first big US drugstore chain to drop tobacco

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    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
    Tobacco bad...Pot okay! I believe I've got it! ... :

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