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Walmart to Stop Selling Electronic Cigarettes

ANNE D'INNOCENZIO, AP Retail Writer
Created: September 20, 2019 01:59 PM

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.

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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.

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.

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ANNE D'INNOCENZIO, AP Retail Writer

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