Kroger and Walgreens Will Stop Selling E-Cigarettes in the U.S.

Two major retailers say they will no longer sell e-cigarettes in the U.S. amid mounting health questions surrounding vaping.

Supermarket chain Kroger and drugstore chain Walgreen announced Monday they would discontinue sales of e-cigarettes at their stores nationwide, citing an uncertain regulatory environment.

The vaping industry has come under scrutiny after hundreds of people have fallen ill and at least eight have died after using vaping devices.

Walmart announced last month that it would stop selling e-cigarettes at its stores nationwide.

Kroger said it would stop selling e-cigarettes as soon at its current inventory runs out at its more than 2,700 stores and 1,500 fuel centers. The Cincinnati-based company operates the Ralphs, Harris Teeter, and other stores.

Walgreens, based in Deerfield, Ill., operates more than 9,500 stores in the U.S.

More must-read stories from Fortune:

—Why you’ll never get a fresher beer than right now
—These shoes are shifting the economics of deforestation in the Amazon rain forest
Kardashian Kloset catapults the famous family into the resale industry
—Here are the most popular beers of the 2019 Great American Beer Festival
—Do fashion collaborations actually make restaurants money?
Follow Fortune on Flipboard to stay up-to-date on the latest news and analysis.

Subscribe to Well Adjusted, our newsletter full of simple strategies to work smarter and live better, from the Fortune Well team. Sign up today.

Read More

Great ResignationInflationSupply ChainsLeadership