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

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    Why do people think Obama is forcing anyone to do this. Obama is a smoker (or was until a couple months ago).
    Simple enough, to die hard Republicans the president is evil, to die hard Democrats he is a Saint. Neither are able to see through their deep colored red or blue glasses that the president is neither. I believe the CEO of CVS did it because he thought it was the right thing to do.
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    Re: CVS becomes first big US drugstore chain to drop tobacco

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    Why do people think Obama is forcing anyone to do this. Obama is a smoker (or was until a couple months ago).
    Partisan hangovers!!
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    Re: CVS becomes first big US drugstore chain to drop tobacco

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    Simple enough, to die hard Republicans the president is evil, to die hard Democrats he is a Saint. Neither are able to see through their deep colored red or blue glasses that the president is neither. I believe the CEO of CVS did it because he thought it was the right thing to do.
    Right for certain on the first! The latter remains to be seen, but that's what he said. Of course, right thing to do for the health of Americans, right thing to do for the health of the company, right thing to do because its his personal conviction??
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    Re: CVS becomes first big US drugstore chain to drop tobacco

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Right for certain on the first! The latter remains to be seen, but that's what he said. Of course, right thing to do for the health of Americans, right thing to do for the health of the company, right thing to do because its his personal conviction??
    The wife and me have used CVS for the last three years for our prescription and that store has never sold tobacco. It was just recently built and opened when we started to use it. So either it was the store manager decision not to sell tobacco or CVS had made the decision not to sell it in their newly open stores from that time forward. I don't know. If it is the later, his decision had been in the works for awhile before he announced it.
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    Re: CVS becomes first big US drugstore chain to drop tobacco

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Big tobacco WILL be gone, although you won't have to wait until the end of the century.
    Big tobacco, at least here in Canada, has been diversifying for some time now - they won't be gone anytime soon, for two very good reasons. 1. The tax revenue from tobacco sales keeps many jurisdictions in revenue, and 2. Who better to take over large scale production and distribution of medical and recreational marijuana.
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    Re: CVS becomes first big US drugstore chain to drop tobacco

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    Simple enough, to die hard Republicans the president is evil, to die hard Democrats he is a Saint. Neither are able to see through their deep colored red or blue glasses that the president is neither. I believe the CEO of CVS did it because he thought it was the right thing to do.
    Good morning Pero - I don't disagree with what you've posted here, but I think it's a little more likely that the CEO of CVS made the decision because it was the right business and profit decision, not for any particular altruistic reason. If it was "the right thing to do", it would have been done back in the 70's and 80's (if CVS was around then) when it first became apparent that tobacco had serious negative impacts on user health.
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    Re: CVS becomes first big US drugstore chain to drop tobacco

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Big tobacco, at least here in Canada, has been diversifying for some time now - they won't be gone anytime soon, for two very good reasons. 1. The tax revenue from tobacco sales keeps many jurisdictions in revenue, and 2. Who better to take over large scale production and distribution of medical and recreational marijuana.
    If you're equating marijauna with tobacco. But in context, big "tobacco" will be gone.
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    Re: CVS becomes first big US drugstore chain to drop tobacco

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    If your equating marijauna with tobacco. But in context, big "tobacco" will be gone.
    Unless tobacco products are outlawed worldwide, and not just sales opportunities and location usage here in North America, I don't see big tobacco ever going anywhere. North American tobacco products are big business world-wide and two facts are undeniable - in North America, there is a trend upwards of young people smoking, unfortunately, and in Europe and Asia, smoking continues to be a very accepted activity, particularly in Asia.
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    Re: CVS becomes first big US drugstore chain to drop tobacco

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Unless tobacco products are outlawed worldwide, and not just sales opportunities and location usage here in North America, I don't see big tobacco ever going anywhere. North American tobacco products are big business world-wide and two facts are undeniable - in North America, there is a trend upwards of young people smoking, unfortunately, and in Europe and Asia, smoking continues to be a very accepted activity, particularly in Asia.
    Did you see the thread up on smoking in Jordan? The trend in Istanbul? Or post No. 69?
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    Re: CVS becomes first big US drugstore chain to drop tobacco

    Quote Originally Posted by year2late View Post
    This reminds me of the doom and gloom that was aggressively bantered about when smoking was eliminated in dining establishments.

    My guess is that they will find something to fill that hole.
    There is a huge difference between CVS making a business decision. Whether it is good for the bottom line or not is up to their customers. And on the other side the government forcing restaurants to stop a practice that may or may not affect their bottom line.

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