CVS has decided to discontinue the selling of tobacco products. This means that if you need to get your nicotine fix with a pack of smokes, you’ll have to go elsewhere or go through withdrawal until you find a place that sells them. In essence CVS is giving up $2 billion a year in cigarette sales. The official CVS statement…” it’s the right thing to do for our customers and our company to help people on their path to better health.”
What amounts to be pure marketing genius, Walgreens immediately took to social media -taking full advantage of the situation and began promoting” if you want smokes, come to us!” Translation, hey CVS we’ll take your$ 2 billion, thanks a bunch… and remember if you want to deplete your life savings, smell bad, develop cancer, go through lots of pain, and drop dead before your time… please allow Walgreens to be the one. Thank you valued customer.
What a great country!