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  • Nasty
    July 02, 2010 - 13:34

    Lets order everything hidden from view. You will be forced to purchase what they toss your way. Freedom of choice is over rated anyway.

    I say buy and use what you want. No one can dictate what anyone decides to spend their own money on. If Government wants to dictate what you can and can not purchase, maybe we should just switch over to a police state today and get it over with. I am sure Harper and Williams would love that.

  • Brad
    July 02, 2010 - 13:34

    Yeah he should be really proud peddling poison and making a living off killing people.

  • Barbara
    July 02, 2010 - 13:32

    Yes The supermarkets do have seperate areas for the purchase of tobacco products but they are not seperate entities and those that I have visited still keep the walls covered . So I bet it is safe to say that they are not licenced as smoke shops. and as a matter of fact I have seen kids with their parents in those areas. So I guess it is safe to say that the supermarkets are just retailers with a seperate area to purchase smokes. Perhaps Smoke Shops would be a better deterent for the younger ones as you would have to show your ID to even get in there.

  • quit and wants to stay
    July 02, 2010 - 13:27

    this man is no better than a drug dealer!

  • Cassandra
    July 02, 2010 - 13:26

    Just what we need around here... tobacco shops - because health problems are fun!

  • Kent
    July 02, 2010 - 13:25

    I find it amusing that governments allow tobacco to be sold. It kills thousands of people every year, and ruins the health of hundreds of thousands more. Meanwhile, a drug like Celebrex (for arthritus) get hauled of the shelves because a handful of North Americans have had a reaction to it. The hypocrisy is amazing.

  • Seamus
    July 02, 2010 - 13:22

    Lighten up Cassandra, this guys smoke shops are not going to create more smokers. Alcohol destroys brain cells and the liver, is it wrong to have a Bar? Refined sugars cause diabetes and heart disease and kids are allowed in candy stores. If you choose not to smoke thats fine, but smokers have there rights as well. Smoking may kill me, but the gun I put to my head from listening to all you non-smoker activists will kill me faster.

  • Michelle
    July 02, 2010 - 13:20

    Kent M wonders why the Government allows tobacco to be sold, and that is for one reason. TAX MONEY! and then there are the secondary reasons, like the money drug companies are making trying to keep these smokers alive after the majority of them have contracted a smoking related illness. Personally, I am surprised retailers are made to cover them up if the government will take a loss in profit.. but to make up for that... they can always raise gas prices. (as for the article, good business idea, too bad smoking kills!)

  • JM
    July 02, 2010 - 13:10

    I'm not sure what supermarket chains are out on the west coast, but both Sobey's and Dominion operate separate smoke shops on their premises, with separate entrances outside the stores. Possibly the first independantly operated though, so kudos on that. Boo on the Telegram for not fact checking, or apparently reading the article before print.

  • Fred
    July 02, 2010 - 13:08

    To JM

    It wasn;t a Telegram story. It's a story from Corner Brook. That's why there is a by line in it.

  • Nasty
    July 01, 2010 - 20:24

    Lets order everything hidden from view. You will be forced to purchase what they toss your way. Freedom of choice is over rated anyway.

    I say buy and use what you want. No one can dictate what anyone decides to spend their own money on. If Government wants to dictate what you can and can not purchase, maybe we should just switch over to a police state today and get it over with. I am sure Harper and Williams would love that.

  • Brad
    July 01, 2010 - 20:23

    Yeah he should be really proud peddling poison and making a living off killing people.

  • Barbara
    July 01, 2010 - 20:20

    Yes The supermarkets do have seperate areas for the purchase of tobacco products but they are not seperate entities and those that I have visited still keep the walls covered . So I bet it is safe to say that they are not licenced as smoke shops. and as a matter of fact I have seen kids with their parents in those areas. So I guess it is safe to say that the supermarkets are just retailers with a seperate area to purchase smokes. Perhaps Smoke Shops would be a better deterent for the younger ones as you would have to show your ID to even get in there.

  • quit and wants to stay
    July 01, 2010 - 20:14

    this man is no better than a drug dealer!

  • Cassandra
    July 01, 2010 - 20:13

    Just what we need around here... tobacco shops - because health problems are fun!

  • Kent
    July 01, 2010 - 20:11

    I find it amusing that governments allow tobacco to be sold. It kills thousands of people every year, and ruins the health of hundreds of thousands more. Meanwhile, a drug like Celebrex (for arthritus) get hauled of the shelves because a handful of North Americans have had a reaction to it. The hypocrisy is amazing.

  • Seamus
    July 01, 2010 - 20:06

    Lighten up Cassandra, this guys smoke shops are not going to create more smokers. Alcohol destroys brain cells and the liver, is it wrong to have a Bar? Refined sugars cause diabetes and heart disease and kids are allowed in candy stores. If you choose not to smoke thats fine, but smokers have there rights as well. Smoking may kill me, but the gun I put to my head from listening to all you non-smoker activists will kill me faster.

  • Michelle
    July 01, 2010 - 20:02

    Kent M wonders why the Government allows tobacco to be sold, and that is for one reason. TAX MONEY! and then there are the secondary reasons, like the money drug companies are making trying to keep these smokers alive after the majority of them have contracted a smoking related illness. Personally, I am surprised retailers are made to cover them up if the government will take a loss in profit.. but to make up for that... they can always raise gas prices. (as for the article, good business idea, too bad smoking kills!)

  • JM
    July 01, 2010 - 19:47

    I'm not sure what supermarket chains are out on the west coast, but both Sobey's and Dominion operate separate smoke shops on their premises, with separate entrances outside the stores. Possibly the first independantly operated though, so kudos on that. Boo on the Telegram for not fact checking, or apparently reading the article before print.

  • Fred
    July 01, 2010 - 19:43

    To JM

    It wasn;t a Telegram story. It's a story from Corner Brook. That's why there is a by line in it.