Why Didn't MDs Ever Object About Cigs in the Past?
Kansas.com -- Physicians this week agreed to support legislation that would ban the sale of tobacco products and/or byproducts in retail outlets housing store-based health clinics.
The American Medical Association wrapped up its policy-making meeting in Chicago this week, where member physicians defined the groups’ political and legislative agenda for the coming year.
If laws that support a no-tobacco policy as described above were enacted, stores such as Walgreens — which plans to open five retail health clinics in Wichita by the end of the year — and other retail chains housing walk-in medical clinics (such as Target, Kroger and Wal-mart) would no longer be allowed to sell cigarettes to customers.
Q: The MDs never objected in the past when their patients went to Walgreens to purchase the medications the doctors prescribed and cigarettes were available, but the docs just now became concerned when Walgreen's starting opening clinics? This is all about concern for their patients, and has nothing do with competition, right?