On March 30 our blog titled “Adding Tobacco to the Dollar Chain” discussed Family Dollar’s decision to start selling tobacco in its dollar/discount stores. While the store stresses its commitment to providing food, health products and household goods at discounted prices, selling tobacco at its stores has nothing to do with a healthy family.
Family Dollar admits their core customer is a low-income, high smoking individual. Providing tobacco products at lower prices takes money away from already strained household budgets. Lower prices also provide teens greater access to tobacco products.
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