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

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Here in Canada, drug stores have been barred from selling tobacco products for decades with little effect on their bottom lines, in the long run - the transition was difficult but nobody mentions it now.

    Wouldn't suprise me if CVS is simply looking at their long-term business model and deciding to replace tobacco with medical and recreational marijuana in the future and needed the shelf space.
    I caught on to the trend in the late nineties telling my wife back then, cigarette smoking is going to be illegal in America and marijauna is going to be legal. She laughed then, but she's beginning to believe it will be the case.
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    Re: CVS becomes first big US drugstore chain to drop tobacco

    It's his business, his decision.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by mak2 View Post
    There is a lot that goes into selling cigarettes, lots gets stolen, and there are tax stamp issues etc, and I think the billions is gross not net. Just a buisness decision I bet, not Obama forcing them to.
    Hell no it's not Obama. This has been trending for near two decades and will continue after Obama's gone regardless of who's in office. It's not just America either, there's other countries ahead of us and still others behind us. There's a thread up on Jordan and smoking right now. It is a nasty habit forming practice that causes horrible health and financial problems. Fires started along roadsides by the idiots that flick the but into the dry grassy shoulder on a windy August day. That lead to another carcinogen added to cause cigarettes to go out when laying idle. It's a good time for people to just quit!
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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.
    You really don't know what you're talking about. Tobacco sales have been up and tobacco won't be banned as long as it brings in billions in tax revenue. In fact, if every smoker quit at once, there would be a huge revenue shortfall.

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

    Still sell alcohol, frozen pizza, cookies. :P

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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.
    Free market for the win.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    It's up to the business to decide what to sell and not sell. I don't see this as a significant story. We don't shop at CVS.
    I think its significant proof that we dont need govt to control us. If people dont like cigs, businesses wont sell them. If people dont want smoke in their restauraunts, restauraunts will ban them themselves. We dont need a nanny state to tell us what to do.

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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.
    And junk food doesn't?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    You really don't know what you're talking about. Tobacco sales have been up and tobacco won't be banned as long as it brings in billions in tax revenue. In fact, if every smoker quit at once, there would be a huge revenue shortfall.
    Must you be so cocky right out of the shoot this morning??

    The smoking rate among adults in the United States has dropped again, an encouraging trend that experts on smoking cessation attribute to public policies like smoke-free air laws and cigarette taxes, as well as media campaigns and less exposure to smoking in movies.

    http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/0...e-at-new-lows/

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/...7854CG20110906

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/0...n_1823251.html

    http://www.webmd.com/smoking-cessati...eclining-in-us
    Last edited by Montecresto; 02-06-14 at 10:10 AM.
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    Re: CVS becomes first big US drugstore chain to drop tobacco

    Quote Originally Posted by mak2 View Post
    There is a lot that goes into selling cigarettes, lots gets stolen, and there are tax stamp issues etc, and I think the billions is gross not net. Just a buisness decision I bet, not Obama forcing them to.
    Why do people think Obama is forcing anyone to do this. Obama is a smoker (or was until a couple months ago).
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