Walgreens and Kroger halt e-cigarette sales

(HealthDay)—Walgreens and Kroger have followed Walmart and Rite Aid in halting sales of electronic cigarettes.

“We have made the decision to stop selling e-cigarette products at our stores nationwide as the CDC, FDA, and other health officials continue to examine the issue. This decision is also reflective of developing regulations in a growing number of states and municipalities,” according to a Walgreens statement released Monday, CBS News reported. Walgreens is the largest drugstore chain in the United States.

In a statement, Kroger said it was “discontinuing the sale of electronic nicotine delivery products, or e-cigarettes, at all store and fuel center locations due to the mounting questions and increasingly complex regulatory environment associated with these products.”

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