Walmart raises age to buy tobacco to 21

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – Walmart is raising the age to buy tobacco to 21 starting July 1st. 

On the federal level, anyone purchasing tobacco products has to be 18 and older.

That was Walmart’s policy too until this recent change.

The move comes after concerns from health officials about e-cigarettes getting into the hands of minors and encouraging nicotine addiction.

Walmart also plans to stop selling fruit flavored e-cigarette products to hopefully ward off younger users.

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(This story was originally published on May 8, 2019)

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