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TomLaney1 February 5th, 2014 5:44pm

CVS Pharmacies announced today that they will stop selling tobacco products on October 1, 2014. Are you as proud of them as I am?

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TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
02/05/14 10:46 am

Considering the devastating damage that secondhand smoke did to my health as a child and the fatal damage smoking did to my mother, I am overjoyed at this decision. Treat each other with respect in these comments, please. :o)

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usernamehere Raise a little hell
02/05/14 11:43 am

CVS wasn't forced to stop. They made a decision with their business.

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rickvee Living the dream
02/05/14 11:37 am

Does anyone know what causes more lung cancer and related deaths than tobacco smoke? Radon. A naturally occurring chemical that is released by the very dirt we walk on. The earth causes cancer.

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swervin Maryland
02/05/14 11:16 am

I don't smoke so it doesn't effect me at all.

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BOOOBAMA
02/05/14 12:02 pm

Will you post your link for that stat.. thanks

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RBecker17 The Sultan of Rum
02/05/14 11:27 am

Its good for people... but those who smoke have a right to smoke we should not take it upon ourselves to force them to stop a legal practice.

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Marzyq South of North Dakota
02/05/14 11:31 am

Never bought tobacco there anyway, won't make a difference. People will just buy it another place.

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lightsabr2 The Big Sky
02/05/14 1:02 pm

I'm glad they have the right to make their own business decisions.

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swjboucher Just Run
02/05/14 11:08 am

Don't matter to me.

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chickencookie Jihad Joe
02/05/14 11:16 am

Darn it! Now I will have to cut down on my pipe smoking!

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trepidhickory Ayy Lmao
02/05/14 12:01 pm

Well that's their loss people will just spend their money elsewhere

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MrChris80 California
02/05/14 1:26 pm

So? Just means a lil more business for the gas stations and walmarts near them yeah?

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b4mytime Orange County, CA
02/06/14 12:10 am

I didn't see anyone questioning anyone's rights.

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presrvd Phoenix
02/05/14 12:41 pm

I've never set foot in a CVS. Doesn't affect me either way.

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jvc1133 61535
02/05/14 12:03 pm

Let me put this as politely as I feel, CVS sucks, bye bye my business

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musiman28 Cotton country
02/05/14 2:20 pm

I not proud of them, but they can do what they want.

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mikeey1962 on SOH where else
02/05/14 4:47 pm

Yes I am.. They rock...

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RBecker17 The Sultan of Rum
02/05/14 7:23 pm

Yes because it is up to CVS on how people should live. I support their right as a private business to do so, however it if someone wants to smoke they have every right to regardless it is no one choice.

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chickencookie Jihad Joe
02/05/14 11:59 am

We are all going down. Meh

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SugarShaq
02/05/14 12:00 pm

Wow, we agree on something.

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NYevo NY
02/06/14 4:12 am

Exactly. People can simply get their smokes at a place that wants to sell them

NYevo NY
02/05/14 9:07 pm

How are they taking an authoritarian position by saying (with action) that they dont want to cell cigarettes anymore. They're not obligated to

USA1st
02/05/14 12:11 pm

CVS can do whatever they want. It's their business, but I am glad they did this.

NYevo NY
02/05/14 9:43 pm

They dont sell booze either. Is this another way of controlling people? What obligation do they have to sell cigarettes?

usernamehere Raise a little hell
02/05/14 9:45 pm

No, they're just saying they don't feel like selling cigarettes anymore.

PomMom
02/06/14 4:50 am

I have never understood why CVS and Walgreens sold tobacco products. Always seemed wrong.

dxstap Bloomington, Indiana
02/05/14 10:50 pm

I suspect it was more of business decision than a decision of conscience.

RBecker17 The Sultan of Rum
02/05/14 7:21 pm

I did not say they were forced by anyone. I simply do not appreciate them taking a somewhat authoritarian stance on the issue. However you are right they are a private business and may do however they like

madeit Houston Area
02/05/14 9:31 pm

It does seem kinda silly for a drugstore that specializes in selling products that are supposed to improve health to simultaneously sell tobacco.

RBecker17 The Sultan of Rum
02/05/14 9:31 pm

They are ultimately being an authority on peoples health they are taking matters into their own hands