BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Walmart has announced it will stop selling cigarette to anyone under 21 years of age starting in July.
The company made the annoucement in a press release on Wednesday.
“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,” a statement in the release reads.
The ban begins July 1 and includes all e-cigarettes.
Walmart says it will also stop selling fruit- and dessert-flavored electronic nicotine delivery systems.