Walmart To Discontinue E-Cigarette Sales In US Stores

Law360 (September 20, 2019, 7:24 PM EDT) -- As states and the federal government are putting increased scrutiny on electronic cigarettes amid hundreds of lung illness cases blamed on the devices, retail giant Walmart Inc. announced Friday that it will stop selling e-cigarettes at its U.S. stores.

The move comes after the governors of New York, California and Michigan took executive action to ban the sale of certain vaping devices, such as flavored vapes and illegal or counterfeit devices.

The retailer, which is also the parent company of Sam's Club, said it does not plan to pull the products from its shelves, but rather sell through its current inventory to...

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