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White House Calls on Stores to ‘Follow
Example’ of CVS, Quit Selling Tobacco

PJ Media, by Bridget Johnson

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 9/4/2014 1:07:14 PM

The White House issued special praise for drugstore chain CVS for its decision to stop selling tobacco products. The chain announced the move in conjunction with changing its name to CVS Health. CVS had planned to stop selling tobacco Oct. 1, but bumped the day up to Wednesday. “Along with the start of CVS Health, the sale of cigarettes and tobacco products at CVS/pharmacy ends today,” Larry J. Merlo, president and CEO of CVS Health, said in a statement. “By eliminating cigarettes and tobacco products from sale in our stores, we can make a difference in the health of all

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I´m glad this White House has their priorities straight! s/o The only thing that is surprising is that the Communists in the Democrat party haven´t tried to pass a bill ordering all other stores to stop selling tobacco products. How will they pay for all those uninsured children without those taxes??

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Safari Man, 9/4/2014 1:10:06 PM     (No. 9993455)

Obama is a smoker, right? He´s wearing me out keeping up with the hypocrisy.


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Reply 2 - Posted by: Tianne, 9/4/2014 1:15:38 PM     (No. 9993463)

Scrap that awful tobacco and start smoking marijuana – we care about your health – really, we do.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: LittleHoodedMonk, 9/4/2014 1:17:28 PM     (No. 9993465)

0bama, besides being a closet cigarette smoker, is a pothead and probably still does cocaine (told by his drug dealer). There is no record or mention of him going to rehab, even though this is suppose to be a very addictive drug. {I once saw the aftermath of a young women ODing from it in an emergency room).

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Reply 4 - Posted by: shalimar, 9/4/2014 1:17:49 PM     (No. 9993466)

“By eliminating cigarettes and tobacco products from sale in our stores, we can make a difference in the health of all Americans.”

Sounds like a liberal who just *knows* things. In fact, he has no evidence for or against this assumption.



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Reply 5 - Posted by: Blizzard, 9/4/2014 1:23:09 PM     (No. 9993472)

And how will they make up for all of the lost tobacco tax revenue? First they try to shame people into quitting smoking, and then after those people gain weight from not smoking anymore, they shame them for being fat. These jokers are truly something else.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: web, 9/4/2014 1:27:18 PM     (No. 9993474)

Leftist propagandists just can´t help lying. When they say so many thousands die from smoking, it is because if you EVER smoked, and you die from any cause, it is counted as a "smoking related death." Then all the propagandists make the jump to saying that smoking CAUSED the death. On almost any subject, leftists lie about the basic premise, make a jump to something else, and trumpet it as the truth. Smoking, Global Warming, the "97% of scientists" that believe in AGW, the Spotted Owl, Wolf introduction, etc. etc.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: HerbVA, 9/4/2014 1:34:16 PM     (No. 9993484)

The original 1964 Surgeon General report on smoking noted that people who smoked pipes exclusively and did not inhale (as most pipe smokers do not) actually lived a bit longer than non-smokers. A follow-up S.G. report lowered the longevity numbers a bit but showed no statistically significant difference in life expectancy between pipe smokers and non-smokers

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Doctor P, 9/4/2014 1:46:14 PM     (No. 9993498)

Just like a few restaurants decided to go smoke-free, but lost customers as a result.

So they go the government to force ALL restaurants to go smoke free so that they would not have to pay the price for their own decisions.

All was lost was the OTHER restaurants rights.

Socialism dies when it runs out of other folks money.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: ohyababy, 9/4/2014 1:48:04 PM     (No. 9993502)

As a former smoker I find all of this incredibly ridiculous! People are going to smoke, its their business, not the White House´s.

All any of this does is raise the price per pack - I was up $8.20 a pack before I quit five years ago up from 6.50 in a year´s time.

This is just one more personal freedom of choice 0bama and his posse are trying to take away.

Just Say No to the clueless one and his buds!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Janylou, 9/4/2014 1:53:35 PM     (No. 9993511)

Oh dear, where will Obomb get his cigs?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: save America, 9/4/2014 2:07:54 PM     (No. 9993541)

Only the SMOKING ruins of the USA will be allowed. Tobacco is bad you know.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: viking diver, 9/4/2014 2:22:15 PM     (No. 9993554)

Next it will be soft drinks followed by potato chips

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 9/4/2014 2:23:36 PM     (No. 9993556)

You think they return the "donations´ given to them by the major tobacco companies. You aware that Senator Gillibrand, D-NY, was an attorney for Philip Morris- now Altria- promoting tobacco sales. These people just go whichever way the political wind blows. and with the legalization of M. in Colorado and possibly other States, what will the WH say about those "drugs", which are far more harmful than tobacco.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Coy860, 9/4/2014 2:31:08 PM     (No. 9993563)

Looks like smokers have NO human rights.
I recently saw a certified death certificate and was shocked to see a box (to be checked)if the deceased smoked. The deceased could have drowned, or been killed in an acident, but that box had to be checked if the deceased smoked!
There was no box to check if the deceased drank alcohol or had abortions or was homosexual.
Only smoking was singled out.
Can we say manipulation of statistics?


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Reply 15 - Posted by: Flipper3, 9/4/2014 2:32:56 PM     (No. 9993566)

Where will B.O. get his cigarettes? (Yes, we know he smokes.)

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Reply 16 - Posted by: lil dotty, 9/4/2014 2:47:37 PM     (No. 9993587)

Guaranteed he has a stash of smokes from someone, somewhere. Enough to calm the shakes seen from time to time. Nothing for the unwashed ´little folks´ but enough for the big cheese in charge - to get through the the remainder of its days. These will be needed with ´folks´ waking up as to what they elected into the OO.








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Reply 17 - Posted by: Safari Man, 9/4/2014 2:49:40 PM     (No. 9993590)

I think I will start a chain of Smoke Shops that will be merely a hole-in-the-wall at every strip mall which has a CVS. Perhaps a vending machine outside is all I need.... hmmm -- I´m gonna be RICH I tell, ya, RICH!


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Reply 18 - Posted by: mickturn, 9/4/2014 2:51:29 PM     (No. 9993594)

Mark my words...CVS will be out of business in less than 2 years...this isn´t the only thing stupid (from a marketing position) they are doing.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: heartsurgeon, 9/4/2014 3:05:13 PM     (No. 9993623)

Barry´s smokes should be cut-off, and the entire First Family (now there is a depressing thought) should have to eat the stuff they serve in public schools that follow the Federal School Lunch guidelines.

Social Engineers make spoof articles in The Onion become reality!

Here´s what´s next:
http://www.theonion.com/articles/hersheys-ordered-to-pay-obese-americans-135-billio,320/

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Keekng, 9/4/2014 3:06:07 PM     (No. 9993624)

Taxes collected from tobacco sales totals about $25 Billion annually. Oh well, they can always increase income taxes to feed the monster gub´mint.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: KarenJ1, 9/4/2014 3:15:20 PM     (No. 9993650)

You have to wonder what their shareholders will think. Fox reported they could lose up to $2 billion a year. That ain´t hay!!

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Reply 22 - Posted by: noparallel, 9/4/2014 3:29:49 PM     (No. 9993669)

Loss of taxes? Fat tax next, followed by ban.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Davids918, 9/4/2014 3:59:27 PM     (No. 9993721)

#14, just look at the new Abomination administration forms you are demanded to fill out now for Obamacare, and you´ll see how they´ll "know" which box to check.

Many state programs were built and funded on tobacco tax revenues - most "for the children".


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Reply 24 - Posted by: stablemoney, 9/4/2014 4:17:32 PM     (No. 9993737)

Will the Democrats ok marijuana instead?

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Reply 25 - Posted by: No Representation in CA, 9/4/2014 6:07:03 PM     (No. 9993874)

Smoke this, dickweed!

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Reply 26 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 9/4/2014 10:14:34 PM     (No. 9994146)

All across the country they are legalizing pot but tobacco is bad ?

Any studies to prove tobacco farmers have more cancer than average ? It´s the garbage they put in filters that kills you.

Tobacco is a big export, especially to China.

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