- Mike DukeWalmart CEO
Mike Duke-CEO of Walmart: Stop selling tobacco
People die everyday from tobacco related sicknesses. Whether its cancer, respiratory disease, COPD, and illnesses in that nature. This is all because of the simple fact that they use tobacco. If we can get a big store like Walmart to stop selling tobacco, we can improve our world by making it healthier. If Walmart stops selling tobacco, it would be harder to get.
Tobacco is one of the most addictive substances in this world. As a matter of fact, tobacco use can lead to some of the most deadly diseases in this world. Walmart is a very big company and there are many stores worldwide. If we can get Walmart stores to stop selling tobacco, we can improve our world in many good ways. There would be less pollution, it would give people harder access to tobacco which would actually be helping tobacco users. Every time someone smokes or uses tobacco, they are increasing their chances of getting a disease. How would the owners of Walmart feel if they know they can help improve this world just by not selling tobacco? Over 30% of all cancer deaths are caused by smoking. If you think that’s a lot then wait till you hear this. 87% of all lung cancer deaths are caused by smoking. But wait, 90% OF ALL C.O.P.D DEATHS ARE CAUSED BY SMOKING. C.O.P D is not curable and therefore, once you have it, you will live with it for the rest of your life. When you sell tobacco to people, you are basically telling them to kill themselves. It’s sad to see people end up in the hospitals with diseases just because of tobacco use.
In my opinion, Walmart sells tobacco for the money and probably doesn’t care about the people who smoke it or the people who have diseases. Walmart is owned by billionaires. As you read this petition, the owners of Walmart are probably sitting in their 30 million dollar homes, counting $300 million dollars and probably don't care about this petition. The owners of Walmart have all the money in the world and I’m pretty sure just selling tobacco didn’t get them where they are today. The owners of Walmart have many other products to sell. All they have to do is stop selling tobacco to make this world a better place.
To sum this all up, tobacco is a deadly substance and it is highly addicting. People who are addicted to tobacco are basically living on a death clock and if Walmart really cared, they would stop selling tobacco.
- Walmart CEO
We are demanding that you ban all tobacco products from you're stores! It is dangerous to people's health and it kills millions of people. Tobacco has nicotine which makes it addictive. When someone is addicted to something, in this case tobacco, it is hard for them to quit. When a person is addicted to tobacco, their death clock is ticking every moment.
Many people get cancer from tobacco. People don't only smoke it but some people actually chew it. When you chew on tobacco it gives you mouth cancer. There are many different forms of cancer people get. One form is called C.O.P.D, or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. This makes it hard to breathe.
Tobacco is a serious threat. Some people don't even care about the risks until it’s too late. According to an article on About.com, 30% of all cancer deaths are from smoking. 87% of all lung cancer deaths are from smoking. 90% of C.O.P.D deaths are caused by smoking (About.com). Please ban tobacco from Walmart! We are trying to save your customers.
To read more stats about tobacco click this link: http://lungcancer.about.com/od/preventinglungcance1/a/preventlungca.htm
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