Walmart withdraws sale of e-cigarettes

The market of e-cigarettes in the US has often been in the news to issue a ban on the products. Recently, Walmart has announced to withdraw the sale of e-cigarettes.

Based on a statement with reference to the ban, the retailer determined the decision followed as a result of ‘uncertainty’ about the rules on e-cigarettes. “Given the growing federal, state and local regulatory complexity and uncertainty regarding e-cigarettes, we plan to discontinue the sale of electronic nicotine delivery products at all Walmart and Sam’s Club US locations,” Walmart said with regards to the current initiation. “We will complete our exit after selling through current inventory.”

Furthermore, US authorities have proclaimed 500 cases of lung injury due to e-cigarettes.

Previously, US President Donald Trump had announced to prohibit sale of flavored e-cigarettes across the entire US. As a result, the ban was exercised across two US states, Michigan and New York.

Moreover, a group of US senators had urged health authorities to eliminate all cartridge based e-cigarettes and pod from the market until the products were proven to be safe. The ban is spreading across the globe. Recent reports also confirm India’s ban on e-cigarettes.

On the other hand, Walmart continues to sell guns and traditional cigarettes, it has however introduced a new limit on such products. Previously in May, the firm had announced to prohibit the sale of traditional cigarettes to those under 21, in addition to sale of fruit-flavored e-cigarettes, alleged to be especially attractive for the youth.

This month, Walmart announces to restrict the sale of certain types of guns and ammunition.