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Walmart to stop selling cigarettes in Florida stores

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Walmart will stop selling cigarettes in select US stores following years of pressure on big chains to end tobacco sales.

Cigarettes are being removed from Walmart in various markets, including some stores in California, Florida, Arkansas and New Mexico, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday.

The move is Walmart’s latest change to its tobacco policies.

Walmart, which has around 5,000 stores in the United States, in 2019 raised the minimum wage to buy tobacco to 21 and stopped selling e-cigarettes. Sam’s Club, owned by Walmart, has also stopped selling cigarettes at most of its stores in recent years.