Why It’s Easier to Ban E-Cigarettes Than Guns

They both pose public health issues—but very different ones

Walmart took a stance Friday, confirming it will stop selling e-cigarettes and other vaping products. The move comes in the wake of a public health crisis that has made headlines, with reports of extensive lung damage in some users and unknown long-term health effects, coupled with a rise in use by young consumers and potentially deceptive marketing practices by manufacturers.