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Old 02-05-2014, 02:57 PM   #61
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I heard today that CVS Pharmacy is going to quit selling cigarettes. It's a big step for a business to give up something that brings in so much money. But it makes sense. They are a pharmacy, in the business of helping people with health problems, so why sell something that is so unhealthy.

My husband used to walk around a store with an unlit cigarette in his mouth. Managers would come up to him and tell him smoking was not allowed in the store. He would say "It's not lit." They probably thought he was nuts, but as soon as we walked out of the store he lit it.

As CWS posted, some people can live to a very old age as a smoker, and never have any smoke-related illnesses, but who wants to take a chance to see if they will be the one who does. I had a couple family members who were on oxygen. Would disconnect the oxygen to have a cigarette, then put the oxygen back on. That's a terrible way to live.
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Old 02-05-2014, 03:00 PM   #62
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All the pharmacies in Quebec decided to quit selling cigarettes a number of years ago.
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Old 02-05-2014, 03:13 PM   #63
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All the pharmacies in Quebec decided to quit selling cigarettes a number of years ago.

It makes sense. I'm wondering if our other pharmacies will follow. We always bought our cigarettes by the carton in the grocery store. Many people here who buy by the pack go to convenience stores.
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Old 02-05-2014, 03:34 PM   #64
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It makes sense. I'm wondering if our other pharmacies will follow. We always bought our cigarettes by the carton in the grocery store. Many people here who buy by the pack go to convenience stores.
The fewer pharmacies that sell cigarettes, the easier it is for the others to follow. If none of them sell cigarettes, then it isn't a "draw".
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Old 02-05-2014, 06:23 PM   #65
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I picked up my next month of Chantix today...

Congrats Whiska! Holler if you need anything.
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Old 02-05-2014, 06:59 PM   #66
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I picked up my next month of Chantix today...

Congrats Whiska! Holler if you need anything.
PF, I know you quit smoking some time ago. How long does one need to take ChantiX?
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PF, I know you quit smoking some time ago. How long does one need to take ChantiX?
Since Shrek still smokes, I have a handy reminder hanging around about what I am missing. I go back on Chantix when I start craving cigarettes. I've been taking it this time for about three months.
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Since Shrek still smokes, I have a handy reminder hanging around about what I am missing. I go back on Chantix when I start craving cigarettes. I've been taking it this time for about three months.
{{{{PF}}}} I can only imagine how hard it must be for you.
I still smell an occasional cigarette from a stranger and I think it smells great, unlike everyone else. I gotta hand it to ya girl! Stay strong!!!!
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Thanks, Kayelle! Then there's all the "cool kids" at work, too...who I used to hang out with in the freezing cold, wet...
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I still smell an occasional cigarette from a stranger and I think it smells great, unlike everyone else.
That's got to be the worst. Every time I pass someone who has just come in from a smoke. PF...You must have amazing willpower.
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