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CVS Is a Stupid Fucking Corporation and I Hope they Go Bankrupt

September 4th, 2014 2:08am Leave a comment

Boston.com – As CVS sharpens its focus on customer health, the nation’s second-largest drugstore chain will tweak its corporate name and stop the sale of tobacco nearly a month sooner than planned. CVS Caremark said it will now be known as CVS Health, effective immediately. The signs on its roughly 7,700 drugstores won’t change, so the change may not register with shoppers. However, those customers will see a big change when they check out. The cigars and cigarettes that used to fill the shelves behind store cash registers have been replaced with nicotine gum and signs urging visitors to kick the tobacco habit.

CVS and other drugstores have delved deeper into customer health in recent years, in part to serve the aging baby boom generation and the millions of uninsured people who are expected to gain coverage under the federal health care overhaul. While competitors Walgreen Co. and Rite Aid Corp. still sell tobacco, they’ve all started offering more health care products and added walk-in clinics to their stores while expanding the care they provide.

‘‘We’re doing more and more to extend the front lines of health care,’’ CVS CEO Larry Merlo said.

CVS still stocks its shelves with sugary snacks and other foods that are considered unhealthy. But company executives have been quick to point out that while chocolate bars in moderation pose little health risk, no amount of tobacco is considered safe.

You’ve gotta be fucking kidding me, CVS. This has got to be one of the most idiotic policies I’ve ever heard in my life – banning tobacco. Is smoking bad? Yes. Do I like cigarettes? For sure not. I hate them and think they’re fucking disgusting and shorten your life for no reason. But this is a free country and if you’re a smoker, you should be able to smoke if you want to kill yourself. CVS banning cigarettes because they’re re-branding themselves as a “health” company is fucking ridiculous.  Geta load of this quote: “while chocolate bars in moderation pose little health risk, no amount of tobacco is considered safe.So you’re telling me that if I take one puff of a cigarette, I will 100% get lung cancer? You fucking idiots.  If you want to be a healthcare company, why not also stop selling alcohol – it destroys people’s livers. Why not ban soda – not for the sugar, but because it has cancer causing chemicals including sodium benzoate which breaks down into benzine, which is a carcinogen. Ban bleach – kids can drink that and die. Ban Tylenol – it destroys your liver. Ban potato chips – it has fat and calories and cholesterol. Ban it all! Sell nothing! Assholes.

I am all about less government regulation and corporations should be able to do anything they want, as long as it’s reasonable. Yes, CVS is a company and can refuse to sell anything they don’t want to. But look at it this way: Cigarettes aren’t profitable. With all the fucking government regulation, licenses and other bullshit, you might actually lose money selling cigarettes. So if CVS thinks it’s unprofitable and wants to save money, they should be like “Hey. The United States Government is a piece of shit that taxes the fuck out of us selling this cancer causing shitty product, so for us to stop losing money, we are choosing to stop selling cigarettes.” If that was the reason given, I’d respect them 100%. But don’t give me this bullshit that you’re a healthcare company. The CEO couldn’t give two fucks about the common man’s health and is concerned about lining his pockets and his company’s pockets. So BLOW ME if you think my logic is wrong, because it’s not.

But hey, look at their stock. It’s through the roof, so what the fuck do I know:

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