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

    It seems strange for a profit motivated corporation to suddenly become unnecessarily altruistic.

    One wonders if the hand of a corrupt, rogue president is in here somewhere. Did one of the tobacco companies fail to sufficiently contribute to Democrats?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    So when are they going to stop selling alcohol?
    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?

    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.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    No problem with them doing it, though I think it's an entirely a business and PR decision as opposed to a health decision. If the health issues truly were driving it they'd stop selling their rack of candy, wall of sodas, and stacks of beer as well.

    I do have an issue with a guy on local radio (I believe a representative, but missed the introduction) who suggested if Walgreens and other pharmacy stores didn't follow suit that he'd possibly submit legislation to force it.

    Have no issue with a business doing this on their own, even if I may think its a poor decision. I would have issue if this became mandated.
    Gotta keep healthcare costs down, probably somewhere in those thousand or two thousand or three thousand (depending on who's counting) pages of PPACA it probably gives the government the authority to force it!
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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?

    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.
    Until they can't buy them there anymore either.
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    Re: CVS becomes first big US drugstore chain to drop tobacco

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    I agree with you on the tobacco products, but there is nothing wrong with beer as long its consumed responsibly.
    What fun is that? Lol.
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    Re: CVS becomes first big US drugstore chain to drop tobacco

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Until they can't buy them there anymore either.
    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.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Ray410 View Post
    It seems strange for a profit motivated corporation to suddenly become unnecessarily altruistic.

    One wonders if the hand of a corrupt, rogue president is in here somewhere. Did one of the tobacco companies fail to sufficiently contribute to Democrats?
    I doubt it's some elaborate conspiracy.

    They already stated that the profit margin on cigarettes wasn't that significant to their business, and the publicity and favor this will probably curry with a certain brand of consumers will probably off set that.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by HenryChinaski View Post
    Right Wingers should be applauding that a private business is making their own decisions.
    They did make their own decision I just hope they really are ready for the lost revenue that is about to happen.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    CVS becomes first big U.S. drugstore chain to drop tobacco | Reuters

    Might cost them millions or even billions a year but their CEO (I just heard him speak) said it was the right thing.
    I have a lot of respect for him and his company. They are making a morally correct choice. A company that is there to dispense medical products should not sell something that will kill the people who use it.
    Former military man (and now babysitter of Donald Trump) John Kelly, is a big loud lying empty barrel!

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

    Quote Originally Posted by cpgrad08 View Post
    They did make their own decision I just hope they really are ready for the lost revenue that is about to happen.
    they won't lose that much, according to the news their annual revenues are 130 billion and tobacco sales are about 2 billion of that. hardly a drop in the bucket.

    Central Market grocery stores here in WA don't sell Tobacco, and I believe whole food doesn't either. they don't seem to be at a loss for it.
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