D-Day cartoon was tasteless

How can The Herald-Dispatch print such a despicable cartoon? To use the crosses of dead heroes to ridicule a president at a D-Day ceremony goes way beyond a line that should not be crossed. Have you no shame?

Beverly Morrison

South Point, Ohio

Stores should stop selling tobacco

In life there are times when something occurs that is good and other times when that which occurs is better. Walmart recently decided not to sell tobacco products to individuals under the age of 21, but they continue to sell to other individuals. Their decision was a step in the right direction, but it didn't qualify as being better.

In September 2014, CVS became the first national pharmacy chain to stop selling any tobacco products because it conflicted with their purpose of helping people on their path to better health. The CVS Health Research Institute has done a study which indicates there has been a 1 percent reduction in cigarette pack sales across all retailers in states where CVS had a 15 percent or greater share of the retail pharmacy market. The research also indicated the average smoker in those states purchased five fewer packs of cigarettes, and as a result approximately 95 million fewer packs were sold.

CVS' decision definitely qualifies as being one that was better. I wonder if CVS' decision indicated they were more concerned about the health and welfare of their customers than does Walmart. CVS has certainly set the bar high. Maybe all businesses should consider what CVS has done and cease selling all tobacco products.

Thomas F. Lambert



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