Electronic Cigarettes Won’t Find a Home at Walmart
Date Posted: February 2, 2011
Recently came across this article and it’s things like this that really disappoint us. Walmart has recently decided to stop carrying electronic cigarettes. They aren’t sure where the politics behind ecigs are going to lead, so they backed out for now. So many potential lives may have changed if they would simply stick to their original decision to carry the product! Let Walmart know how you feel… http://walmartstores.com/contactus/feedback.aspx. See the article below…
For thousands of Americans, electronic cigarettes (or e-cigs as they are sometimes called) have been a “miracle”. But not everyone is a fan of electronic cigarettes and lawmakers in New York are hurriedly attempting to ban the sale of them in the state. Hearing the anti-electronic cigarette news from state lawmakers across the country, retail giant Walmart has backed away from the sale of the controversial items.
“They offered a smokeless solutions kit but now it’s gone,” says Rachel Johnson. Rachel has using electronic cigarettes for two years and she claims she has never felt better. “I don’t know what the problem is, it’s harmless and there have been no studies showing otherwise. I think the congress in New York just don’t understand it. If it’s new, it’s bad according to them.”
Walmart was rumored to carry electronic cigarettes and store them in the smoking section behind one of the checkout aisles. It’s the same place traditional smokes are kept and sale of the devices would be to those over the age of 18.
“I was excited over it. I thought, ‘Man, if Walmart is behind it, then there’s no stopping it. Millions will be saved.’” says Johnson. “But they’re cowards. I guess they’ll go back to selling NASCAR pants and huge bags of cheese snacks.”