Starting today, Drug Stores like CVS Pharmacy or Rite-aid can't sell cigarettes. Big box stores or grocery store that have a pharmacy in them, like Target, Safeway and Costco, still can.
The reasoning behind this law is that people expect stores that are mainly pharmacies to sell only "healthy" things so if these stores sell cigarettes then people will think cigarettes must be healthy too.
So, a couple of questions...
(1) Are the people of San Francisco so badly educated that they would think cigarettes sold at a drug store are good but the same ones sold at the grocery store are bad?
(2) If drug stores should only sell healthy things, then shouldn't they stop selling all junk food, candy, and alcohol too? All of those will kill you just as surely as smoking will.
(3) Is it reasonable to feel that anything sold at a grocery store is safe to eat/drink/ingest? If so, should grocery stores stop selling cleaning supplies?
Answer by kaycee14 at 12:07 PM on Oct. 1, 2008
Answer by HayleyGM at 12:21 PM on Oct. 1, 2008
Answer by pagan_mama at 12:24 PM on Oct. 1, 2008
Answer by ny.chica at 12:24 PM on Oct. 1, 2008
All of those will kill you just as surely as smoking will.
no, they won't. furthermore they won't kill those who next to you when you consume them. alcohol and chocolate even have health benefits.
Answer by autodidact at 12:26 PM on Oct. 1, 2008
Answer by autodidact at 12:28 PM on Oct. 1, 2008
Answer by HayleyGM at 12:34 PM on Oct. 1, 2008
Answer by autodidact at 12:44 PM on Oct. 1, 2008