Walmart says it will stop selling electronic cigarettes, at namesake stores and Sam’s Club locations. The nation’s largest retailer is responding to growing health concerns around vaping, especially among young people.
Walmart cited “growing federal, state and local regulatory complexity and uncertainty regarding e-cigarettes,” saying that its stores will stop selling e-cigarettes once the current inventory is sold.
Just on Thursday, U.S. health officials said there are now 530 confirmed or probable cases of lung injury associated with vaping, a jump from 380 cases reported last week. Eight people have died.
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