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

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter King View Post
    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.
    Do not most medical products have the same potential . Its all about how it is being used.

    Being a smoker I have no issue with their decision and I cannot believe that anyone would.

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

    I'm sure large retailers get a better deal, but in the 80s I had a coffee shop in The Imperial Palace casino. We sold cigarettes and I remember the margins as being pretty low.

    With a smoke shop every 500 feet I can't imagine who buys cigarettes in a CVS? I think they made a wise decision and they'll get credit for trailblazing. The cigarette market is dying off. The discount imports are hurting them.

    They can barely advertise.

    Every country, including ones notorious for smoking, are cracking down and restricting smokers spaces. Smokers are the new refugees of the 21st Century, in huddled masses, yearning to be able to light up. Every year new laws are passed moving smoking from parking lots, streets, parks, beaches to fewer areas. Smoking is no longer a joy, it is a burden.

    Ecigs are the first alternative for addicts that works even better than the real thing. They will lose millions of customers just in the next few years to this phenomena alone. Vaping shops that don't sell cigarettes are springing up everywhere. Times they are a'changin.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter King View Post
    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.
    Why? They are in the business of making money and if people want to buy products that can kill them that decision is on them.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Baralis View Post
    Do not most medical products have the same potential . Its all about how it is being used.

    Being a smoker I have no issue with their decision and I cannot believe that anyone would.
    But medicine is meant to cure people, stop pain or be beneficial to the people who use it, smoking products do the opposite, they kill you.
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    Re: CVS becomes first big US drugstore chain to drop tobacco

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    Why? They are in the business of making money and if people want to buy products that can kill them that decision is on them.
    because they choose differently, they want to make money but not from tabacco products. They are free to decide to not sell items like that. People can buy them just about anywhere but not with them, it is their right to decide that, it hurts nobody but the bottom line.
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    Re: CVS becomes first big US drugstore chain to drop tobacco

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter King View Post
    because they choose differently, they want to make money but not from tabacco products. They are free to decide to not sell items like that. People can buy them just about anywhere but not with them, it is their right to decide that, it hurts nobody but the bottom line.
    But the bottom line is the entire reason they are in business. It's nonsensical to put emotion into your business decisions, and frankly, it's just bad business. The only thing that would make sense to stop selling a product is if it wasn't turning you a profit or you wanted to replace it with another product that can yield you higher returns. Otherwise, it's just dumb and counterproductive.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter King View Post
    But medicine is meant to cure people, stop pain or be beneficial to the people who use it, smoking products do the opposite, they kill you.
    Yes, but some medicines have all sorts of terrible side effects or are dangerous to take. That is one of the reasons the control things for "safety" asses make certain drugs require a prescription. Which btw, is counter to the entire concept of freedom and just empowers doctors. Just sayin'..

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

    CVS just needed to make shelf space for the legal sale of pot.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    But the bottom line is the entire reason they are in business. It's nonsensical to put emotion into your business decisions, and frankly, it's just bad business. The only thing that would make sense to stop selling a product is if it wasn't turning you a profit or you wanted to replace it with another product that can yield you higher returns. Otherwise, it's just dumb and counterproductive.
    That is your opinion, they have a different opinion and they have the right to choose to put ethics before profit. A lot of companies do that and I applaud that. You may feel it is bad business but if I would live in a town with a CVS I would go and shop there because I feel they are on the right track.
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    Re: CVS becomes first big US drugstore chain to drop tobacco

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    But the bottom line is the entire reason they are in business. It's nonsensical to put emotion into your business decisions, and frankly, it's just bad business. The only thing that would make sense to stop selling a product is if it wasn't turning you a profit or you wanted to replace it with another product that can yield you higher returns. Otherwise, it's just dumb and counterproductive.
    I'm surprised a libertarian is struggling to understand the PR move of not selling tobacco. Perhaps it's time you changed your lean?
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