Walgreens, Kroger to Stop Selling E-Cigarettes in US - NBC10 Boston
National & International News
The day’s top national and international news

Walgreens, Kroger to Stop Selling E-Cigarettes in US

The vaping industry has come under scrutiny after hundreds of people have fallen ill and at least eight have died after using vaping devices

Find NBC Boston in your area

Channel 10 on most providers

Channel 15, 60 and 8 Over the Air

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    'Fighting The Teen Vaping Epidemic': Chicago Event Sparks Debate

    There’s a new plan to keep youngsters from getting addicted to vaping, but will it work? NBC 5’s Lauren Petty has the story.

    (Published Monday, Oct. 7, 2019)

    Two major retailers say they will no longer sell e-cigarettes in the U.S. amid mounting health questions surrounding vaping.

    Supermarket chain Kroger and drugstore chain Walgreens announced Monday they would discontinue sales of e-cigarettes at their stores nationwide, citing an uncertain regulatory environment.

    The vaping industry has come under scrutiny after hundreds of people have fallen ill and at least eight have died after using vaping devices.

    Walmart announced last month that it would stop selling e-cigarettes at its stores nationwide.

    Kroger said it would stop selling e-cigarettes as soon at its current inventory runs out at its more than 2,700 stores and 1,500 fuel centers. The Cincinnati-based company operates the Ralphs, Harris Teeter and other stores.

    Walgreens, based in Deerfield, Illinois, operates more than 9,500 stores in the U.S.