Walmart to stop sales of e-cigarettes in U.S. stores: company memo

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Walmart Inc told staff on Friday it will stop selling e-cigarettes and electronic nicotine delivery products at its U.S. stores, amid a growing crackdown on surging teenage use of such products, reports of vaping-related lung disease and some deaths.

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Walmart Inc (WMT.N

The regulator also called out other retailers like Kroger (KR.N), Family Dollar, which is owned by Dollar Tree (DLTR.O), 7-Eleven, Casey’s General Stores and Sunoco (SUN.N), which were among more than half a dozen convenience store and gas station chains cited for illegally selling tobacco products to minors.

The companies did not immediately respond to a request for comment on whether they plan to follow Walmart’s decision and stop selling the products.

Walmart shares were little changed in late trading, while shares of Altria Group Inc (MO.N) were up nearly 2%.

Reporting by Nandita Bose in Washington; Additional reporting by Bryan Pietsch; Editing by Tom Brown and Dan Grebler


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Walmart Inc told staff on Friday it will stop selling e-cigarettes and electronic nicotine delivery products at its U.S. stores, amid a growing crackdown on surging teenage use of such products, reports of vaping-related lung disease and some deaths.

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