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Walmart says it will stop selling e-cigarettes

Source: https://www.theverge.com/2019/9/20/20876076/walmart-sams-club-e-cigarette-sales-stop-regulation-uncertainty-lung-illness

Walmart says it will stop selling e-cigarettes
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

Walmart will stop selling e-cigarettes because of “regulatory complexity and uncertainty” surrounding the products. CNBC reported on an internal company memo about the change, and Walmart confirmed the news in a statement to The Verge.

“Given the growing federal, state and local regulatory complexity and uncertainty regarding e-cigarettes, we plan to discontinue the sale of electronic nicotine delivery products at all Walmart and Sam’s Club U.S. locations,” says the statement. “We will complete our exit after selling through current inventory.”

Walmart’s decision comes soon after US health officials announced the eighth death due to a mysterious vaping-related lung illness. The first death was reported in August. Since then, several…

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Source: https://www.theverge.com/2019/9/20/20876076/walmart-sams-club-e-cigarette-sales-stop-regulation-uncertainty-lung-illness

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