Kroger to stop sale of vaping products

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WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

Kroger has announced that the company will be discontinuing the sale of all vaping-related products amid growing health and safety concerns.

An updated sales policy from Dillons' parent company says they will stop selling e-cigarettes at all store and fuel center locations once the current inventory has been sold.  

"Kroger is discontinuing the sale of electronic nicotine delivery products, or e-cigarettes, at all store and fuel center locations due to the mounting questions and increasingly-complex regulatory environment associated with these products. The company will exit this category after selling through its current inventory."

A spokesperson with Dillons confirmed that the local grocery chain would not be selling e-cigarette products.

The U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating more than 1,000 cases of vaping-related lung injuries across the country. As of October 1, eighteen deaths have been linked to vaping with two of those deaths occurring in Kansas. 

 

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