Hoyt Proposes Ban On Tobacco Sales In...

Hoyt Proposes Ban On Tobacco Sales In Pharmacies

There are 75 comments on the WGRZ Buffalo story from Jan 11, 2008, titled Hoyt Proposes Ban On Tobacco Sales In Pharmacies. In it, WGRZ Buffalo reports that:

Less than a week after Wegmans Food Markets announced it would no longer sell tobacco products, New York State Assemblyman Sam Hoyt is pressing the issue further.

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hillbilly

Columbus, IN

#63 Jan 14, 2008
farmergirlkim wrote:
It shouldn't be up to government to decide if stores want to sell cigarettes. It should be the decision of the store. If Wegmans doesn't want to sell tobacco products, it's there right, but we can't dictate to businesses what they can and can't sell.
I agree 100%, Let them pass a bill banning the government from interfering with private buisness like the smoking ban in bars and I know if I had my own buisness the last thing I would do is let the state dictate what I can or cant do with it as long as its legal and as far as I know cigs are still legal to buy and use// screw the government
MIKMAKMOM

Depew, NY

#64 Jan 14, 2008
smoke out wrote:
great. we need more businesses to stop supporting the destruction of the working world. we dont have time for smokers.
they waste time and are bothersome to the clean living folks. smokers do not care about their health and do not care about ours.
Your statement couldn't be further from the truth. Who are you to tell me what I do or dont care about? I understand smoking is my choice, and I would not take my children ANYWHERE smoking is allowed, because I do care about their health. You are assuming all smokers are selfish people, and I am probably one of the least selfish people you would ever meet. Dont judge me because I choose to smoke. And dont assume there aren't millions of smokers trying to quit.
MIKMAKMOM

Depew, NY

#65 Jan 14, 2008
Glitch wrote:
<quoted text>Or outlaw Medicaid for those who smoke!(That actually makes more sense than any of this other BS)
Maybe they should outlaw it for people who tan, eat too much fat, dont exercise, watch too much TV etc, drink alcohol, do drugs etc.. If you are going insure only healthy people, then make sure you exclude everyone else that is living a dangerous lifestyle as well.

“Life Could Be Worse!!”

Since: Dec 07

Germany

#66 Jan 14, 2008
smoke out wrote:
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you as a smoker are already tarred, now all we need is feathers. you sound so gay. do you get into tar and feathers?
most smokers are a bit unstable and have special needs. the rest cant control their own lives, they need help by smoking.
You're a real treat aren't you? Go have another beer!

“Life Could Be Worse!!”

Since: Dec 07

Germany

#67 Jan 14, 2008
MIKMAKMOM wrote:
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Your statement couldn't be further from the truth. Who are you to tell me what I do or dont care about? I understand smoking is my choice, and I would not take my children ANYWHERE smoking is allowed, because I do care about their health. You are assuming all smokers are selfish people, and I am probably one of the least selfish people you would ever meet. Dont judge me because I choose to smoke. And dont assume there aren't millions of smokers trying to quit.
There's no point in talking to him, he's a little out there, and he obviously does not care about anyone but himself and his views :o)
Bookey the Elephant

Portville, NY

#68 Jan 14, 2008
Finally a politician proposes something sensable.
sick-n-tired

Buffalo, NY

#69 Jan 14, 2008
smoke out wrote:
great. we need more businesses to stop supporting the destruction of the working world. we dont have time for smokers.
they waste time and are bothersome to the clean living folks. smokers do not care about their health and do not care about ours.
what an arrogant attitude .... what we need is for the gov't to keep out of business ... hill billy freak
sick-n-tired

Buffalo, NY

#70 Jan 14, 2008
lol
sick-n-tired

Buffalo, NY

#71 Jan 14, 2008
hillbilly wrote:
<quoted text>I agree 100%, Let them pass a bill banning the government from interfering with private buisness like the smoking ban in bars and I know if I had my own buisness the last thing I would do is let the state dictate what I can or cant do with it as long as its legal and as far as I know cigs are still legal to buy and use// screw the government
BRAVO ... BRAVO .... BRAVO Finially someone with some sense .... I honestly believe that some people don't want to take responsibility for anything and want the gov't ... BIG BROTHER ... to make all of their decisions. Do you need the gov't to hold your hand? Can you think for yourself ... the government isn't 'here' to act as your nurse maid .... less gov't .... liberal, dimwitted blood suckers ...
sick-n-tired

Buffalo, NY

#72 Jan 14, 2008
MIKMAKMOM wrote:
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Maybe they should outlaw it for people who tan, eat too much fat, dont exercise, watch too much TV etc, drink alcohol, do drugs etc.. If you are going insure only healthy people, then make sure you exclude everyone else that is living a dangerous lifestyle as well.
Let's make a law that would punish those who went out of the house without hats and boots ... they catch a cold... run to the emergency room .... raise our insurance rates .... lock'm all up
Non-smoker

United States

#73 Jan 14, 2008
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' Dr. K. Michael Cummings of the Rowell Park Cancer Institute also expressed his support. "We don’t think pharmacies should be selling tobacco period and this is a ‘no brainer’ for anyone in the health care field." '

I'd say that a 'no-brainer' is probably the only thing someone in the health care field does understand. When is someone going to say "enough is enough" in interfering with a people's personal behavior? I'm a non-smoker, but I will not shop at Wegman's and I won't vote for Hoyt. Hoyt needs to get a life._Any_ store should be allowed to sell tobacco products and products related to the consumption of tobacco. I have so much more to say on this!!!!!
MIKMAKMOM

Depew, NY

#74 Jan 15, 2008
sick-n-tired wrote:
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Let's make a law that would punish those who went out of the house without hats and boots ... they catch a cold... run to the emergency room .... raise our insurance rates .... lock'm all up
lol yeah lets put them all away...stand at the other end of a Mcdonalds drive thru...take them in as they drive out.
Kati

Indianapolis, IN

#75 Jan 15, 2008
I think if a business decides they don't want to sell tobacco products, that's great. I don't think the government should tell a business they can't sell cigarettes. I mean ,really, only 7% of cigarette sales are at pharmacies anyway.
James Z from Kaisertown

Buffalo, NY

#79 Jan 16, 2008
I see Holt is grabbing political headlines. He must be using the MEDIA for his personal political gains again.

Spend your time creating JOBS and Economic Growth.
Glitch

Wells, ME

#81 Jan 22, 2008
MIKMAKMOM wrote:
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Maybe they should outlaw it for people who tan, eat too much fat, dont exercise, watch too much TV etc, drink alcohol, do drugs etc.. If you are going insure only healthy people, then make sure you exclude everyone else that is living a dangerous lifestyle as well.
And thus what is so dangerous about setting this precedent.

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