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Old 02-05-2014, 02:30 PM   #26 (permalink)
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they are still selling the shit out booze, wine, beer and lottery round these parts.....Actaully cigs werent that big a seller, so I am guessing it is a llittle publicity about elimiinating a money losing portion of their bidness.
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Old 02-05-2014, 03:54 PM   #27 (permalink)
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Good. Cvs will be my drug store of choice from now on.
Me too. Now walgreens needs to follow suit cause I like them more
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Old 02-05-2014, 04:14 PM   #28 (permalink)
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Me too. Now walgreens needs to follow suit cause I like them more
I'm trying to think of one good reason; as to why selling tobacco products or not is the reason you will shop there?
Stereotyping the people who shop at that store because they sell tobacco products? or does it involve corporate issues you two have a problem with..?

I'm just curious, not trying to stur anything up.
It makes no sense at all to me.
That's the same thing as to not shopping at 7-11 because they sell porno mag's..(well use to..not sure if they do anymore)..
If you don't partake in it, who cares what a company sells/stocks in their stores?
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Old 02-05-2014, 05:00 PM   #29 (permalink)
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what if said company supported and sold anti land use stickers and magazines and advertised that fact as a "green" store or some shit. Does that still not matter because you dont partake?

Edit: because lots of people here boycott brands and stores that sell those brands on principle. No different then avoiding a store that makes a lot of money off philip morris or whatever

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what if said company supported and sold anti land use stickers and magazines and advertised that fact as a "green" store or some shit. Does that still not matter because you dont partake?

Edit: because lots of people here boycott brands and stores that sell those brands on principle. No different then avoiding a store that makes a lot of money off philip morris or whatever
Again..that's why I'm asking.
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Old 02-05-2014, 05:05 PM   #32 (permalink)
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Nearly 20 people are smoking every minute of everyday out by the back bay of a bldg I work in. Its the sites designated smoking area. The bay door remains shut but is not sealed all that well, so I have to smell it everyday when I am in that bldg.

Also it delays work cause they always have to take a smoke break before starting any new task.

I just dont like the effect smoking addiction has on my non smoking life.
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Does anyone else find it ironic that as a society, the us is punishing tobacco users while giving pot users a pass?

Hint: breathing fumes from anything that is on fire introduces carcinogens to your lungs.
Did you go to CVS for a carton of smokes today or something?
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Old 02-05-2014, 05:13 PM   #34 (permalink)
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Nearly 20 people are smoking every minute of everyday out by the back bay of a bldg I work in. Its the sites designated smoking area. The bay door remains shut but is not sealed all that well, so I have to smell it everyday when I am in that bldg.

Also it delays work cause they always have to take a smoke break before starting any new task.

I just dont like the effect smoking addiction has on my non smoking life.
And Jeeps are pieces of shit, and don't wheel worth a fuck.
Get over yourself.
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Does anyone else find it ironic that as a society, the us is punishing tobacco users while giving pot users a pass?
Really. Please explain. I doubt that:

1.)Pot smoking will be allowed in restaurants
2.)Pot will be sold at CVS
3.)Pot smoking will qualify you for a health insurance discount
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Legal pot is very much like legal cigarettes. You take the risk, you live with the consequences.
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And Jeeps are pieces of shit, and don't wheel worth a fuck.
Get over yourself.

My jeep doesn't wheel worth a fuck cause it never leaves garage.
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I read that with a German accent.
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That's where those hunks of shit belong anyway...on a showroom floor
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they are still selling the shit out booze, wine, beer and lottery round these parts.....Actaully cigs werent that big a seller, so I am guessing it is a llittle publicity about elimiinating a money losing portion of their bidness.
i guess if you consider that annually CVS makes 2 BILLION dollars from cigarette sales is classified as a money loser
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i guess if you consider that annually CVS makes 2 BILLION dollars from cigarette sales is classified as a money loser
No, they SELL $2 billion in tobacco each year. That is not how much they make. It's about 2% of their total sales.
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i guess if you consider that annually CVS makes 2 BILLION dollars from cigarette sales is classified as a money loser
So what are their expenses from cigarette sales?

In order to get discounts and kickbacks from the cig companies they have to give X amount of visible space behind the counter. I'm betting some bean counters sat down and crunched numbers that said they could display other, high profit items in that behind counter space and make more $$$
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what if said company supported and sold anti land use stickers and magazines and advertised that fact as a "green" store or some shit. Does that still not matter because you dont partake?

Edit: because lots of people here boycott brands and stores that sell those brands on principle. No different then avoiding a store that makes a lot of money off philip morris or whatever
That's a whole different thing than the tobacco issue, land use is a right. CVS can sell whatever they want IMO. The fact some toolbags are being extra douchey about what they do or don't sell only goes to show how dialated their vag's are.

That's akin to saying I'm gonna only shop at walmart now because they are gonna stop selling makeup and I hate makeup and those that use it, so yay for them. That's a juvenile mentality at best.

Again, good for them for doing what they want...their store, sell what ever they want.
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So what are their expenses from cigarette sales?

In order to get discounts and kickbacks from the cig companies they have to give X amount of visible space behind the counter. I'm betting some bean counters sat down and crunched numbers that said they could display other, high profit items in that behind counter space and make more $$$
Pretty much what I think. They said that their projected profit forecast was not affected by this.
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No, they SELL $2 billion in tobacco each year. That is not how much they make. It's about 2% of their total sales.
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So what are their expenses from cigarette sales?

In order to get discounts and kickbacks from the cig companies they have to give X amount of visible space behind the counter. I'm betting some bean counters sat down and crunched numbers that said they could display other, high profit items in that behind counter space and make more $$$
i was listening to Robin(sp?) Quivers News today on Howard Stern. She quoted some spokes person stating that of the 25 Billion in sales annually, 2 Billion was cig sales. That is 8% of their sales and i would argue that it is NOT a losing asset.

In the same 'news', the spokesperson said that the company did not want to sell stuff that did harm to people.
Ha.
Considering OTC and RX drugs are the leading cause of accidental death in the USA, i found that statement quite amusing.
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All this and I have to now go out and have my first cig. of the day. Thanks.
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i was listening to Robin(sp?) Quivers News today on Howard Stern. She quoted some spokes person stating that of the 25 Billion in sales annually, 2 Billion was cig sales. That is 8% of their sales and i would argue that it is NOT a losing asset.

In the same 'news', the spokesperson said that the company did not want to sell stuff that did harm to people.
Ha.
Considering OTC and RX drugs are the leading cause of accidental death in the USA, i found that statement quite amusing.
In 2012 CVS' sales revenue was $123B

Keep on using Stern as your news source
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