Walgreens and Kroger to End Sale of E-Cigarettes


As the federal government mulls a national ban on flavored e-cigarette products, many retailers are taking action now that could spell trouble for the vaping industry.

Two major U.S. retailers are joining the growing list of businesses that will no longer carry e-cigarette products. Drugstore chain Walgreens and supermarket chain Kroger both announced that they would be discontinuing the sale of e-cigarettes in their stores across the U.S. Kroger, which owns an operates Harris Teeter, Ralphs and other stores, will stop selling these products as soon as its current inventory runs out. Kroger has more than 2,700 stores and 1,500 fuel centers. Walgreens has more than 9,500 stores in the U.S. These stores join a growing list of major U.S. retailers who will no longer carry e-cigarettes, including Walmart, which announced its plans to stop selling e-cigarettes once its current inventory runs out [read more here].