Mar 9, 2019
There’s a national campaign to stop children from smoking or vaping, and the FDA now announces that many, MANY retail outlets are simply not doing their part. The federal watchdog agency regularly inspects these establishments, issues warnings to violators, and eventually triggers the prosecution of scofflaws.
Let’s look at the perp list. In terms of percentage of stores in violation, the petroleum company stores including Exxon-Mobil, Citgo, Sunoco, BP, and Marathon top the list at about 40% unlawfully selling these dangerous and addictive products to our kids. The largest drug store chain illegally selling is Walgreen’s-Duane Reade, and 22% of their outlets were caught. About 20% of Walmart, Family Dollar, Kroger, and Circle K stores were selling to kids and violating the law.
We the public can stop these national companies from preying on our children. Go on social media and barrage these companies’ accounts with your anger. Also, complain about company policies to your local stores even if they themselves weren’t cited.
We all know the evils of tobacco as a carcinogen and killer of lung function, but we are only just learning about the toxicity of vaping and the role of e-cigarettes as gateways to cigarettes. Pushing nicotine, a drug as addictive as heroin and a habit as as difficult to kick, is simply criminal and not worthy of our nation.
#tobacco #cigarettes #ecigarettes #vaping #conveniencestores #drugstores #healthnews