Walmart Increases minimum age to buy tobacco

Walmart stated Wednesday that it will increase the minimum age for tobacco products and e-cigarettes into 21 in most of its U.S. shops in an effort to combat tobacco sales to minors. It will also stop selling solutions and pods for e-cigarettes which are flavored such as orange or desserts.

The world’s largest retailer may have its Sam’s Club warehouse stores, and said the new rules will take effect in July.

Previously, its purchase age was 18, aside from a number of states where the law required a minimum purchase age of 21.

Drugstore operator Walgreens also stated it would increase the minimum age for tobacco sales after the Food and Drug Administration accused it about selling them.