Walmart to stop selling e-cigarettes

Walmart to stop selling e-cigarettes

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After the CDC said more than 500 people had been sickened with a severe lung disease linked to vaping, Walmart announced it would no longer sell e-cigarettes. 

"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," the company said in a statement. "We will complete our exit after selling through current inventory."

In the past week alone, 150 people have become ill due to vaping. 

Earlier this year, Walmart raised the tobacco buying age in its stores to 21. 

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