Update: Walmart is pulling electronic cigarettes from store shelves

Jonathan Shieber
Update: Walmart is pulling electronic cigarettes from store shelves

Walmart is planning to pull electronic cigarettes from its stores. "Given the growing federal, state and local regulatory complexity and uncertainty regarding e-cigarettes, we plan to discontinue the sale of electronic nicotine delivery products at all Walmart and Sam’s Club U.S. locations," a company spokesman said in an email. The move comes as federal regulators are putting mounting pressure on the industry in the face of illnesses that have swept across the country and have been tied to vaping (although the culprit seems to be gray-market products used for THC consumption -- rather than tobacco).