These 11 items used to be sold at Walmart, but for various reasons, the retail giant decided to no longer carry them. Keep reading to learn why these items are no longer sold at Walmart.
Walmart announced last year that it would stop selling e-cigarettes at its stores and Sam’s Club locations due to “growing federal, state and local regulatory complexity and uncertainty” regarding the electronic nicotine delivery systems. At the time, health officials stated that there were 530 confirmed or probable cases of lung injury associated with vaping, an increase of 150 cases from just the week before. Unfortunately, eight of those cases were fatal.
Here’s some more startling data: between 2017 and 2019 vaping jumped dramatically among high school students, doubling from 11 percent to 25 percent of 12th-graders. As a result, Walmart not only decided to stop selling fruit- and dessert-flavored e-cigarettes, it also told regulators that it would raise the minimum age for buying tobacco products to 21.