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    Now we've got 28 state Attorneys General pressuring retailers from choosing the products they carry. These guys are in a frenzy lately...and spiraling way out of control. We really need to convince them they should stop meddling/social engineering.

    Martha Coakley backs AGs

    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.”
    “The availability of such products in a retail store that also serves as a pharmacy normalizes tobacco use,” the letters stated.




    Link below goes to the PDF file of the letter. States involved?

    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

    http://www.ag.ny.gov/pdfs/Letter_to_Kroger.pdf
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    Article says that e-cigs were specifically not mentioned in the letter.

    BUT. There's no mention of the many varieties of cheap liquor available at CVS.

    The doublespeak is so thick it feels like an Orwell novel.