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Martha Coakley backs AGs’ call to snuff smokes
http://bostonherald.com/ ^ | 03/18/2014 | Donna Goodison

Posted on 03/18/2014 5:49:02 PM PDT by massmike

A group of 28 state attorneys general are calling on Wal-Mart and other retailers to follow the lead of CVS Caremark and stop selling tobacco products in their stores with pharmacies — a move Massachusetts AG Martha Coakley backs but has not yet signed.

The group’s letters to Wal-Mart, Rite Aid, Walgreens, Kroger and Safeway said there is a “contradiction in having these dangerous and devastating tobacco products on the shelves of a retail chain that services health care needs.”

Woonsocket, R.I.-based CVS said in February that it would stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products at its 7,600-plus stores by Oct. 1 — the first national drugstore chain to make the pledge.

Coakley didn’t join her New England counterparts in signing the letters because her office didn’t have the opportunity to fully review them before the deadline, said spokesman Christopher Loh, though he added, “We commended CVS Caremark for removing all tobacco products from its shelves, and we support this letter in urging these fellow retailers to voluntarily do the same.”

(Excerpt) Read more at bostonherald.com ...


TOPICS: Government; Politics/Elections; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: fascism; fascist; marthacoakley

1 posted on 03/18/2014 5:49:02 PM PDT by massmike
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To: massmike

Ban them then or STFU


2 posted on 03/18/2014 5:53:54 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (15 years of FReeping! Congratulations EEE!!)
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To: massmike

The nazis will be along shortly to cheer the destruction of another industry.


3 posted on 03/18/2014 5:54:03 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: massmike

Sounds like CVS is taking a big hit for a poor decision and is buying state intervention to cow the competition into following their poor lead...remember it’s Mass. and everything has a price.


4 posted on 03/18/2014 5:54:28 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (WWP and Paralyed Veterans Assoc. doing the work the U.S. Veterans Administration won't do!)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

They’re already the most smuggled product in the country due to the taxes alone.


5 posted on 03/18/2014 5:55:28 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: massmike

CVS was founded by the SDS in the 70’s… Students for a Democratic Society.. Radicals..
Marsha..as we like to call her…is just a born idiot.
She should have stayed home and had some kids.


6 posted on 03/18/2014 5:56:16 PM PDT by acapesket
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To: massmike

I won’t miss cigarettes.


7 posted on 03/18/2014 5:58:56 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: massmike

What about the taxes to help duh chillun???


8 posted on 03/18/2014 6:00:41 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: massmike

“...Twenty-eight state attorneys general are urging retailers that operate pharmacies to stop selling tobacco products...”
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Where is the list of states?
I want to see it.
Otherwise, this is just rumor.


9 posted on 03/18/2014 6:00:49 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

You won’t have a chance to, government is more addicted to them than any actual smoker.


10 posted on 03/18/2014 6:01:08 PM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: Repeal The 17th
Alaska * Arizona * Connecticut * Delaware* District of Columbia * Guam * Hawaii* Idaho * Illinois * Indiana Iowa * Maine * Maryland * Mississippi* Nevada * New Hampshire New Mexico * New York * Northern Mariana Islands * Ohio * Oregon * Pennsylvania * Puerto Rico * Rhode Island * Tennessee * Utah * Vermont * Washington

The letter in pdf form
11 posted on 03/18/2014 6:05:51 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: massmike

Hey Martha, here is a message for you from a former smoker, “Go F yourself. Mind your own business you rabid left wing nutcase.”


12 posted on 03/18/2014 6:05:53 PM PDT by CdMGuy
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To: acapesket

“Marsha..as we like to call her…is just a born idiot.”

You’ve got that right.

She’s irrelevant and yesterday’s news,and she knows it.

.


13 posted on 03/18/2014 6:06:31 PM PDT by Mears
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To: Repeal The 17th

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http://www.ag.ny.gov/pdfs/Letter_to_Kroger.pdf
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Alaska
Arizona
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Guam *
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Maine
Maryland
Mississippi
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Mexico
New York
Northern Mariana Islands *
Ohio
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Puerto Rico *
Rhode Island
Tennessee
Utah
Vermont
Washington


14 posted on 03/18/2014 6:09:04 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: John W

There is no reason, in my opinion, for tobacco to be raised, sold or smoked.


15 posted on 03/18/2014 6:09:26 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: cripplecreek

Yep, found it, thanks!


16 posted on 03/18/2014 6:09:43 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: massmike
This is just a start. Eventually, anything touched by Obamacare, such as pharmacies, will be required to stop selling tobacco, firearms, etc.

Between that and the U.N. controlling Internet content and we're heading into a brave new world.

17 posted on 03/18/2014 6:10:34 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Obamacare: You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Other than that pesky freedom thing.


18 posted on 03/18/2014 6:11:02 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
There is no reason, in my opinion, for tobacco to be raised, sold or smoked.

A lot of people like to consume tobacco.

19 posted on 03/18/2014 6:12:31 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Obamacare: You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.)
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To: Jeff Chandler

And let’s not forget, meat is bad for you just like salt, sugar and a whole range of other products liberals don’t like.


20 posted on 03/18/2014 6:13:05 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: massmike

What will the libs do for tax revenue?


21 posted on 03/18/2014 6:13:40 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

“... There is no reason, in my opinion, for tobacco to be raised, sold or smoked. ...”
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You could certainly have that opinion of a lot of stuff.
(reader, please feel free to make your own lists)

After all, who really gives a crap about that old ancient
obnoxious “pursuit of happiness” concept thingy, anyway.

That is just like, so, you know, uncool.

We should only be allowed to indulge in the things that
our keepers and overlords determine are wholesome for us.


22 posted on 03/18/2014 6:16:23 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: massmike

Once they get rid of cigarettes, ‘they’ can target alcohol, sugar, soft drinks etc.

The ‘flip’ side is that when you go into a ‘drug store’ you will be able to locate products that WE are used to seeing there and not have to wade through groceries, sodas etal when looking for some bandages and aspirin.

Realize just there for the ‘convenience’ but just the same ‘old’ Woolworths without the soda fountain.

I guess they use the theory that if Grocery Stores want to sell Sundries, Sundries Stores can sell Groceries.


23 posted on 03/18/2014 6:16:39 PM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 --"I would agree with you BUT that would make both of us wrong".)
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To: cripplecreek

There are 3 or 4 on there that surprise me.
(and another 3 that aren’t “states”)


24 posted on 03/18/2014 6:19:22 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: massmike

Are we still subsidizing tobacco growers?


25 posted on 03/18/2014 6:21:49 PM PDT by DJ Frisat ((optional, printed after my name on post))
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To: Repeal The 17th

Looks like more profit for Fuel pumps and Indian Tobacco outlets.


26 posted on 03/18/2014 6:23:52 PM PDT by DocJhn
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To: massmike

i am not a smokere but libtards, IT’S THE LAW OF THE LAND. MAYBE YOU SHOULD JUST LKEAVE YOUR RESPECTIVE STATES iF YOU DON’ T LIKE IT.

we have to treat the liberals with their own ‘logic’, it’s the only way they will learn. otherwise they get away with it and stay hypocrites.


27 posted on 03/18/2014 6:26:30 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks; Jeff Chandler
There is no reason, in my opinion, for tobacco to be raised, sold or smoked.

A lot of people like to consume tobacco.

I don't smoke, but I doubt very much that smoking 1 cigar a month will cause anyone much harm. Governments since the Romans have a perfect record of being completely unsuccessful at stamping out their citizen's vices.

28 posted on 03/18/2014 6:29:45 PM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: massmike

Are they demanding that Walmart, Kroger, Publix, and others
stop selling beer and wine and those nasty greasy potato chips?

...and what about bacon?
Oh, my God, I can’t believe they will allow them to sell bacon!


29 posted on 03/18/2014 6:31:38 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: RetiredTexasVet
Sounds like CVS is taking a big hit for a poor decision and is buying state intervention to cow the competition into following their poor lead...remember it’s Mass. and everything has a price.

The smoking ban in Michigan bars was primarily funded by Michigan Casinos who magically fell into a loophole by virtue of having the 10,000 square feet of floor space required to have a smoking area. The smallest businessmen of them all took the hit.
30 posted on 03/18/2014 6:32:28 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: massmike

How are the voters in these states going to react when the tobacco cash cow is slaughtered and those taxes are shifted to the general populace?


31 posted on 03/18/2014 6:38:13 PM PDT by Figment
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To: Figment

I don’t know about the other states,but in Massachusetts they’ll just vote for more democrats that vow to make the rich “pay their fair share”......


32 posted on 03/18/2014 6:41:36 PM PDT by massmike (If I like my tagline,I can keep it! Obama said so..........)
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To: massmike
...there is a “contradiction in having these dangerous and devastating tobacco products...

Oh, so we're concerned about contradictions are we?

How about the contradiction of a socialist 'Rat party existing in a country founded on individual liberty?

33 posted on 03/18/2014 6:42:37 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
I'm thinking about it this way:
... big screen TV's - totally unnecessary.
... those silly keurig coffee machines - who really needs them?
... motorcycles - a damn hazard and dangerous.
... bacon.
... potato chips.
... whole milk.
... "real" gasoline (DONE)
... incandescent light bulbs. (DONE)
... toilets that actually work. (DONE)
... washing machines that actually work. (DONE)
... health insurance that I like. (DONE)
34 posted on 03/18/2014 6:42:57 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: DJ Frisat

“Are we still subsidizing tobacco growers?”

Subsidize in what way, other than to enable the gov’t at various levels to tax it and make billions?


35 posted on 03/18/2014 6:52:32 PM PDT by PLMerite
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To: PLMerite

The subsidies amounted to something like a billion dollars between 1995 and 2012. Not much considering the revenue they generated.

That said I don’t want them subsidized either but if they and everybody else were free to do business, they wouldn’t need the welfare.


36 posted on 03/18/2014 6:55:45 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: massmike

These states are killing their revenues from tobacco sales. The solution will be state by state legalization of marijuana and the taxes that will flow from this

Cigarettes >>>>out!
Marijuana>>>>in!


37 posted on 03/18/2014 7:04:14 PM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: massmike

These states are killing their revenues from tobacco sales. The solution will be state by state legalization of marijuana and the taxes that will flow from this

Cigarettes >>>>out!
Marijuana>>>>in!


38 posted on 03/18/2014 7:04:25 PM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: massmike

Tobacco is a no-no but marijuana is fine.

Oh, Brave New World.

Sign of the times.


39 posted on 03/18/2014 7:10:08 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: massmike

Isn’t Coakley some kind of crook? Besides being a Satan-worshiping baby-killer. Not that Satan-worship or baby-killing would offend Cardinal O’Malley and other Massachusetts Catholics.

I seem to remember Ann Coulter saying something about Coakley having been judged by Massachusetts voters as being morally unworthy to replace Ted Kennedy.


40 posted on 03/18/2014 7:17:08 PM PDT by Arthur McGowan
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To: Repeal The 17th

All the things anyone really needs are provided to you in prison.


41 posted on 03/18/2014 8:30:00 PM PDT by beef (Who Killed Kennewick Man?)
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To: massmike

How can they allow them to sell alcohol, too?

F’n Nazis.


42 posted on 03/19/2014 7:29:25 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: acapesket
She should have stayed home and had some kids.

Dear God, no! I dread the thought of her stupidity contaminating the gene pool!

43 posted on 03/19/2014 7:36:25 AM PDT by uglybiker (nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-BATMAN!)
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