Walmart to ban cigarette sales to anyone under 21

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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.

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