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CVS has stopped selling tobacco. Should other drug stores follow suit?

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Sep-05-14 5:59 PM

Yeah, Mtlhed, you're right. And WatchDog you probably are too. But I do know they got tons of free publicity for it. And probably gained a few customers because of it.

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Sep-05-14 3:40 PM

This is what I laugh at. Who cares CVS stopped selling cigarettes? I don't. The small business across the street selling cigarettes appreciates the business!

CVS is doing this to get in on the Obamacare action. A piece of the available pie! With the loss of the profits allegedly with all those cigarettes they allegedly sold which I never believed in the first place? The over the counter drugs will be marked up to make up those losses.

It's money game.

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Sep-05-14 8:52 AM

Then I guess CVS better stop selling chips, pop, anything with sugar in it and anything else not healthy. Better stop selling holiday related items as well, as what do they have to do with healthy living. Rediculous. I'm glad I quit smoking (because of the price of them). It's getting harder and harder to find or have a smoke.

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Sep-05-14 7:04 AM

Now the FDA is going after cigars, and will put the smaller connoisseur makers out of business by requiring 5000 hours of paperwork/testing for each new product. Different sizes if the same product will each require a separate 5000 hours of paperwork/testing, at about $1 million each. This will put the smaller, family-owned (read: middle-class) shops out of business.

This testing is akin to the tests new pharmaceuticals are subject to, but we already know people don't smoke cigars for their health.

Just part of Obama's War on the Middle Class.

The middle class must be destroyed before the Progressives can change the U.S. into the socialist utopia they envision.

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Sep-04-14 5:57 PM

If you consider them a pharmacy, or a health store, not selling tobacco makes sense. (And isn't CVS adding Health to their name?) But by doing this, CVS has had tremendous publicity--first when they said they were going to do it, and now that they did it early. Free advertisements and publicity can't be beat (and they're free).

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