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Walmart to stop selling electronic cigarettes at its stores

Posted: 2:01 PM, Sep 20, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-20 14:01:55-04
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NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart says it will stop selling electronic cigarettes at its namesake stores and Sam's Clubs following a string illnesses and deaths related to vaping.

The nation's largest retailer said Friday that it will complete its exit from e-cigarettes after selling through current inventory. It cited growing federal, state and local regulatory complexity regarding vaping products.

RELATED: Vaping-linked lung problems surface in Florida

More than 500 people have been diagnosed with vaping-related breathing illnesses. An eight death was reported this week. But health officials still have not identified the cause.