Walmart has mentioned it’s going to now not promote e-cigarettes within the US, amid mounting calls to ban the merchandise completely.
The retailer mentioned its choice was as a consequence of “uncertainty” concerning the guidelines governing e-cigarettes, which US well being authorities have linked to extra than 500 circumstances of lung harm.
US President Donald Trump final week mentioned the US would prohibit sales of all flavoured e-cigarettes.
Two states – New York and Michigan – have already imposed such bans.
On Friday a bunch of US senators known as on well being authorities to take away all pod and cartridge-based e-cigarettes from the market till it may be confirmed the merchandise are protected.
The crackdown has additionally unfold abroad, the place this week India mentioned it could ban e-cigarettes.
“Given the rising federal, state and native regulatory complexity and uncertainty relating to e-cigarettes, we plan to discontinue the sale of digital nicotine supply merchandise in any respect Walmart and Sam’s Club US areas,” Walmart mentioned.
“We will complete our exit after selling through current inventory.”