CVS really hates tobacco.
Last year, the company announced it would end tobacco sales. Now, the chain plans to punish customers who fill prescriptions at the “wrong” place — specifically pharmacies where tobacco products are sold. In some cases, the fee could climb as high as $15.
Despite the fact that tobacco is still a perfectly legal substance in the United States, lawmakers and citizens alike have chosen to turn a blind eye to CVS’ push to become America’s den mother.
I hope sane people will realize that this is nothing more than money-grubbing political pandering. How convenient to jump on the tobacco-demonizing bandwagon, while ignoring other “vices.”
If the focus were truly on health, the psychotics at CVS would take a closer look at alcohol, soda, and junk food — all of which pose equal (and sometimes greater!) health risks than tobacco.