2 Years Post Vape Sales Ban, Walmart Testing Tobacco

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More than two years after banning sales of vaping products, Walmart is testing a potential ban of traditional tobacco products.

The world’s largest retailer will stop sales of tobacco products in some of its more than 5,000 stores across the United States, the company said on Monday.

Walmart did not disclose how many stores would be affected by the move, but said it would not be exiting the category entirely.

The markets in which cigarettes are being removed from stores include California, Florida and New Mexico, according to the Wall Street Journal, which first reported the news, according to Reuters.

Several Democratic U.S. senators have urged Walmart and several other retailers to stop selling all tobacco products.