Friday, January 31, 2014

Walgreens, One Of The Nation's Leading Peddlers Of Tobacco, With A Slogan Of "Be Well." And Evidently A Bit Touchy About The Subject

Got a request to post this for the world to see, and I'm happy to oblige. From the good folks at Twitter:

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Poor Walgreens. Raking in millions by providing the product responsible for 1 in 3 cancer deaths while simultaneously trying to pass themselves off as a health and wellness destination. HOW DARE someone poke a little fun at the rank hypocrisy.

To be fair though, they're not the only ones. CVS and Rite Aid ride the hypocritical horse as well. Which is why I have it on good authority a rechristened Twitter critter might be popping up to annoy all of them.

Stay tuned.

1 comment:

Renee said...

Cvs just posted that they're stopping all tobacco sales, weird coincidence?