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Technology Walmart will reportedly stop selling e-cigarettes

21:50  20 september  2019
21:50  20 september  2019 Source:   engadget.com

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Walmart seemingly isn't taking any chances in light of recent concerns about e - cigarettes . CNBC and Yahoo Finance both have obtained a memo indicating that the retailer will stop The growing levels of "regulatory complexity and uncertainty" around e-cigs is to blame, the company reportedly said.

Walmart , the world's largest retailer, will stop selling e - cigarettes in its Walmart and Sam's Club locations in the U.S. amid "regulatory complexity" and "uncertainty" surrounding the E - cigarettes have been billed as a less harmful way for people to get their nicotine fix than traditional cigarettes .

Walmart seemingly isn't taking any chances in light of recent concerns about e-cigarettes. CNBC says it has obtained a memo indicating that the retailer will stop selling e-cigarettes at all of its US stores (including (Sam's Club) after clearing through its existing inventory. The growing levels of "regulatory complexity and uncertainty" around e-cigs is to blame, the company reportedly said.

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We've asked Walmart for comment.

It's not hard to see why the retail chain might be hesitant. Michigan and New York state are in the midst of banning flavored e-cigs, while the federal government also has plans on deck. The CDC has concerns after reports of lung disease that has killed eight, while the FDA has chastised Juul and other e-cig makers for allegedly marketing to teens and offering misleading health claims. Walmart doesn't know which e-cigs it can sell in the near future, and might not want to sell any if the stigma around them grows.

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Walmart said on Friday that it would stop selling e - cigarettes at its stores in the United States, dealing a new blow to the vaping industry as concerns mount over the health risks of the products and their soaring popularity among teenagers. “Given the growing federal, state and local regulatory complexity

Walmart will stop selling all e - cigarettes in its U.S. stores, citing regulatory uncertainty around the vaping The world’s biggest retailer said it would stop carrying the devices after it winds down its current inventory of e - cigarettes . It carries a variety of e - cigarette brands, including market leader Juul.

This isn't Walmart's first move to address risky products in recent months, either. It pulled displays for violent games and media in August, and in Spetember outlined plans to reduce gun and ammo sales as well as discourage visitors from openly carrying guns. Walmart clearly sees itself playing a key role in the conversation around products like e-cigs and guns, and it doesn't want to play a role in any potential tragedies.

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