Walmart says it will stop selling e-cigarettes due to connection with lung illness

Posted at 12:57 PM, Sep 20, 2019

Walmart, America's largest retailer, said Friday it will stop selling e-cigarettes as the number of deaths tied to vaping grows.

"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 U.S. locations," the company said in a statement. "We will complete our exit after selling through current inventory."

The CDC said yesterday that more than 500 people had been sickened with severe lung disease connectedd with vaping, including 150 in the past week alone.