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Budwey’s Supermarkets, a small, two-store family supermarket company in western New York, announced that it is getting out of the tobacco business.

“First of all, we've been thinking about it for about six months. Wegmans made the move to do it, and we followed. I have some family members who have cancer and it's just not a good thing,” owner Frank Budwey tells WGRZ News. “The profitability is not there anymore. Many people are going to Indian reservations. The sales have dropped over the past 15 years.”

KC's View:
For the most part, the chains making this decision are small, family-owned companies. It’ll be interesting to see if some bigger companies start coming to the same decision.