Skip to comments.Martha Coakley backs AGs’ call to snuff smokes
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 groups 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 didnt join her New England counterparts in signing the letters because her office didnt 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.
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Ban them then or STFU
The nazis will be along shortly to cheer the destruction of another industry.
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.
They’re already the most smuggled product in the country due to the taxes alone.
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.
I won’t miss cigarettes.
What about the taxes to help duh chillun???
“...Twenty-eight state attorneys general are urging retailers that operate pharmacies to stop selling tobacco products...”
Where is the list of states?
I want to see it.
Otherwise, this is just rumor.
You won’t have a chance to, government is more addicted to them than any actual smoker.
Hey Martha, here is a message for you from a former smoker, “Go F yourself. Mind your own business you rabid left wing nutcase.”
“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.
District of Columbia
Northern Mariana Islands *
Puerto Rico *
There is no reason, in my opinion, for tobacco to be raised, sold or smoked.
Yep, found it, thanks!
Between that and the U.N. controlling Internet content and we're heading into a brave new world.
Other than that pesky freedom thing.
A lot of people like to consume tobacco.
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.