Walmart raises tobacco purchase age; ends sale of certain nicotine flavors

Walmart raises tobacco purchase age; ends sale of certain nicotine flavors

(KSLA) - Some customers on Monday may have noticed a change at Walmart and Sam's Club locations.

Walmart Corporate announced in May that all locations will raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco products, including all e-cigarettes, to 21, effective July 1.

In addition, stores will no longer sell fruit and electronic dessert flavored nicotine delivery systems.

“While we have implemented a robust compliance program, we are not satisfied with falling short of our company-wide goal of 100% compliance,” said John Scudder, U.S. Chief Compliance and Ethics Officer for Walrmart, in a statement. "Even a single sale to a minor is one too many, and we take seriously our responsibilities in this regard. So today, we sent a letter back to the FDA outlining additional measures we’re taking to keep tobacco out of the hands of minors.

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