WOONSOCKET, RI – If you’re in need of tobacco, there’s one less store you can go to get your fix. Almost 8,000 stores to be exact.
CVS is cutting off sales of all tobacco products. It’s a move that’s expected to cost them an estimated $2 billion of their $126 billion dollar revenue.
"It's news to me,” Mike Montgomery said. “Personally I'm thinking it’s a good thing. The least that we encourage people to smoke, the better."
Oh, but that’s not all they’re changing. The corporation is also pulling a redo on their name – it’s now officially CVS Health. The signs won’t change, just the corporate logo.
So, now that they’re not selling tobacco products – what’s left? Well, all the things that a health store would sell, duh. Like potato chips, sodas, six-packs of beer, cheap wine. You know, the stuff you need to stay in shape now that you’re not smoking.
“I definitely think they're taking a bold move,” Andrew Mann said.
Kudos to CVS for doing something to keep us alive a little longer. Just remember, whether your next visit is for cough medicine or ding dongs, be sure cigarettes – or tobacco of any kind – isn’t on your list.
No butts about it.