While it is not the first nationwide retail chain to stop selling cigarettes, it is certainly the larges chain to do so.

According to News Center Maine, as of Monday, some Walmart stores have stopped selling tobacco products.  Some of the stores are located in California, New Mexico, Florida, and Arkansas.

So far, we are not hearing about any stores in Maine, New Hampshire, or Massachusetts that have stopped selling cigarettes or other tobacco products.

The decision to stop selling tobacco products was reportedly done on a case by case basis.

Back in 2019, Walmart made the decision to stop selling vape and e-cig products and accessories.

The article reported that some health officials say deaths from tobacco use cause about 20% of the deaths in the United States each year.

Other national retail chains that previously stopped selling tobacco products include Target and CVS Health.  Target stopped selling tobacco products in 1996.  CVS ended their sale of tobacco products in 2014.

9 Maine Staycations Your Family Needs To Take

As we continue to recover from the pandemic, and we deal with an economy that is not all that great, there is a chance you will not be taking any big vacations in 2022. We want to make sure you still get out and have some fun! We've put together a list of great staycations you can take with your significant other or, in many cases, the entire family. This list was inspired by Only In Your State. . Let us know what your favorite places to visit in Maine are by messaging us through our app or on Facebook.

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