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Walgreens To Restrict Tobacco Product Sales To Customers Under 21 Years

Published on Apr 24 2019 7:00 AM in Retail tagged: Trending Posts / Tobacco / USA / Walgreens Boots Alliance

Walgreens To Restrict Tobacco Product Sales To Customers Under 21 Years

Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc said on Tuesday its drugstores will sell tobacco products to customers who are at least 21 years old under a new policy, effective September.

In the face of an "epidemic" rise in tobacco products use among middle and high school students, the US health regulator has been introducing new policies to restrict teen access to such products.

Minimum Age

Last week, US Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell disclosed plans to introduce a legislation to raise the minimum age for buying tobacco products, including vaping devices, to 21 from 18.

Walgreens, which operates 9,560 drugstores across the country, has in the past been pulled up by the US Food and Drug Administration for flouting tobacco sale rules by selling tobacco products to minors.

News by Reuters, edited by ESM. Click subscribe to sign up to ESM: European Supermarket Magazine.

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