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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.
In an email, a Walmart spokesperson cited “the growing federal, state and local regulatory complexity and uncertainty regarding e-cigarettes,” but did not respond to subsequent questions.