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

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    And junk food doesn't?
    No, when taken in moderation junk food will not kill you. Smoking product however do, even when taken in moderation.
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    Re: CVS becomes first big US drugstore chain to drop tobacco

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Did you see the thread up on smoking in Jordan? The trend in Istanbul? Or post No. 69?
    That's fair - but the statistics can be misleading when one also takes into account the amount of unregulated sales and distribution - in North America, particularly through native reserves and also due to smuggling to avoid excessive levels of taxation - and the amount of "alternate" forms of smoking and products that are on the rise.
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    Re: CVS becomes first big US drugstore chain to drop tobacco

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter King View Post
    No, when taken in moderation junk food will not kill you. Smoking product however do, even when taken in moderation.
    Depends on the individual - and we all die of something, sometime - free choice has it's consequences, which is as it should be.
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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.
    And I agree. Good to see someone doing the right thing. Kudos to him.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Depends on the individual - and we all die of something, sometime - free choice has it's consequences, which is as it should be.
    True that. But it is also true we all often end up paying for those choices. It may not be right, but that is the reality. And it won't change.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    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.
    Probably so on the business decision. But I doubt very much if the same CEO or board members were around in the 70's and 80's that are in charge today. I haven't the faintest idea how long this particular CEO has been in charge, but I think it is a safe bet that there has been a lot of change over in board members throughout the years.
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    Re: CVS becomes first big US drugstore chain to drop tobacco

    Good for them. Can't argue with a company sticking to principles over profit.

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

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

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    That's fair - but the statistics can be misleading when one also takes into account the amount of unregulated sales and distribution - in North America, particularly through native reserves and also due to smuggling to avoid excessive levels of taxation - and the amount of "alternate" forms of smoking and products that are on the rise.
    I'm just saying that its my opinion, based on the trends in the direction, ALL TRENDS, including the one where doctors and lawyers and bankers and Generals were once "cool" to smoke, and now smokers are just one step above pedophiles in their esteem! Smoke? Have a smoking friend or spouse, you'll see the disrespect that smokers receive these days. CVS' CEO is making a really very low risk political move that I believe will not hurt his bottom dollar one bit. AND! It's not the second, or the one ninetieth or the last national or international chain that bans tobacco sales that makes all the headlines and gets all the talk, but the first, my money says Walmart will be there and it will be dominoes! You can quote me CJ.
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    Re: CVS becomes first big US drugstore chain to drop tobacco

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    Good for them. Can't argue with a company sticking to principles over profit.
    Even the CEO who made the decision didn't say it was about principles!
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