Walmart is the world's largest retailer and they will stop selling e-cigarettes as soon as the current inventory runs out. Sure vaping is fun and cool, but more and more deaths have been linked with vaping. 40 percent of local Charlotte youth have reported experimenting with vaping.
"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. We will complete our exit after selling through current inventory."
Walmart made the announcement this week.
The FDA recently made a announcement that it will ban all e-cigarette flavors except tobacco. Confirmed health risks include nicotine addiction, nicotine poisoning, heart disease, lung disease, behavior changes, and more.
• E-cigarette aerosol can contain harmful substances in addition to nicotine like cancer-causing chemicals and flavorings that have been linked to lung disease.
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• Most e-cigarettes contain nicotine, which can harm brain development, affect learning, memory and attention, and increase the risk for future drug addictions.
• Youth who use e-cigarettes may be more likely to use regular cigarettes.
There are many adult former crack addicts that have resorted to e-cigarettes.
The NC Attorney General says:
“Children are vaping because of flavors. The FDA took an extremely positive step forward that will protect our kids. I applaud the FDA for banning flavors. Adults who want to transition from traditional cigarettes to e-cigarettes can still do that."
Officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that at least 530 cases of lung illness associated with e-cigarette use had been reported across 38 states and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
The American Association of Poison Control Centers said that, as of Aug. 31, 2019 poison control centers have managed 2,961 cases connected to e-cigarette devices and liquid nicotine this year.