You must be 21+ to buy cigarettes at Walmart now


If you’re under the age of 21, you will no longer be able to buy cigarettes at any Walmart or any of the company’s subsidiaries.

In May, the nation’s largest retailer announced they would be raising the age to purchase cigarettes from 18 to 21.

“Even a single sale to a minor is one too many, and we take seriously our responsibilities in this regard,” said John Scudder, Walmart’s chief compliance and ethics officer.

The new policy went into effect July 1 and applies to all Walmarts, Neighborhood Markets and Sam’s Clubs.

Walmart will also stop selling fruit and dessert-flavored e-cigarettes claiming they target young people.

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