For the last few months, The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids has sponsored posts on my blog, and I full heartedly joined them to encourage stores to stop selling tobacco products. As I shared in a previous post, I only have two options when trying to buy food when I am trying to do this: Target and Aldi’s. Both do not sell tobacco products.
However, it is still too difficult for me to shop 100% Tobacco free, and this upsets me.
What is shopping tobacco free?
It is voting with your dollars and refusing to shop at stores that sell tobacco products. It seems easy enough, until you don’t have options around you (like me). As a busy mom of 3, I take my grocery list to Kroger and get everything there (plus I LOVE the fuel savings!). But they sell tobacco products. So I could split my shopping between ALDI’s and Target….if they were not on opposite ends of town (and if Target wasn’t a money eater).
Why shop tobacco free?
Because there is nothing good about tobacco. Period. And letting my kids see the products behind the cash register isn’t something I am comfortable with. I mean, even in moderation they are harmful – and not just to you, but to everyone around you. Here in Kansas we don’t allow the sale of liquor in grocery stores – but we allow tobacco products? That makes no sense to me.
So it is simple to me. I don’t want tobacco products to be sold in my grocery store.
Here are the stores near me that sell them, I hope they see this and make changes:
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