By Braddah Lance
It's always been a wondering ironic oxymoron to me wen it comes to professionals and businesses representing their particular practices such as an overweight (I'm talking Santa Claus kine big) police officer or fire fighter, a singer who lip syncs or a skinny chef.
So it blew my mind dis morning wen I heard da news dat come October 1, 2014, CVS (aka Longs Drugs hea) has decided to stop selling cigarettes and all tobacco products thus forfeiting $1.5 billion in revenue annually. You read right, BILLION!
Wassup Wit Dat!
I'm in total shock! I couldn't believe it seeing dat in business, it's all about making $$$ regardless of wat your "company" is all about. I mean, really, selling a major product dat's been attributed to cancer and many health problems in a pharmacy which houses pharmacists and now, "Minute Clinics" wea nurse practitioners and physician assistants are there to help treat minor common health issues is kinda weird. It would be just like a fertility clinic giving away condoms or attending an AA meeting and serving cocktails.
So to have a big name company step up and have da cajones to do dat? Well, you totally got my support! Will it help people stop smoking? Heck no! But at least a major store is making a stand to call it quits (pun intended). And no let da billion dollah figure throw you.... CVS anticipates to bring in $130 billion dis year so no need feel too bad for them financially.
Conversely, people may not even realize it but by "banning" da sale of tobacco at CVS, it'll actually help all da surrounding smaller mom & pop stores dat do sell tobacco get a little piece of dat $ pie. Just by not selling a hugemangeous money-maker, it helps spread da wealth - well $1.5 billion annually to be exact.
FYI - I found out also dat Target doesn't sell tobacco products either - WWD!
Boy, am I floored today and dat doesn't happen often. I'm glad dat we already shop there but knowing dat, they'll definitely get a few more of my hard earned dollahs spent at their stores to help make a dent in dat $1.5 billion "loss".