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Should drugstores sell tobacco products?

Asked at Dillons on Massachusetts Street on February 6, 2014

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Photo of Randy Disoso

“I’d say no. Drugstores are for treating people that are ill.”

Photo of Austin Swick

“I don’t think they should. If they’re going to be a health-centered place, it seems unwise.”

Photo of Amy McVey

“Well, they’re legal, but it’s encouraging a bad habit.”

Photo of Linda Hoopes

“I think it doesn’t make sense for them to sell them, because it’s a health-oriented place. But [tobacco products are] legal. Maybe leave it up to individual stores to decide.”

Comments

Jeanette Kekahbah 2 months, 2 weeks ago

the drug stores sell my brand of cigs cheaper than anywhere else. in the world of wal named chains, mart's always the low price is nearly a dollar a pack more than green's. cigs are why i go to the brick & mortar building on the northeast corner of the intersection of 23rd & louisiana.

every clerk, every time asks, "would you like to buy a candy bar today?"

and every one gets a response...

nicotine addiction is enough for me, thank you, don't need a sugar problem also...nope, not interested AT ALL in inviting DIABETES or OBESITY into my life.

why doesn't anyone question that national chain's corporate policy pushing candy on consumers? doesn't anyone else wonder how much profit they're making off the diabetic products they're selling?

ohhh yeah keep blowing smoke about tobacco...so no one sees sugar coated mirrors. sweet, ennit.

recently now they're even asking if you want to donate a candy bar to Harvester's too!!!

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Leslie Swearingen 2 months, 2 weeks ago

Given the reality that drug stores sell a lot more than drugs, they sell makeup and food including candy bars and potato chips why cringe at cigarettes?

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Elston Gunn 2 months, 2 weeks ago

Yes. Every retail business should sell cigarettes. I still don't know why the Merc doesn't sell them. Besides the overpowering stench of patchouli, that's the main reason I don't shop there.

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