CINCINNATI (FOX19) - Kroger will no longer sell e-cigarettes at all of its store and fuel center locations.
A spokesperson for Kroger said they are discontinuing the sale of e-cigarettes “due to the mounting questions and increasingly-complex regulatory environment associated with these products.”
Kroger says they will stop selling e-cigarettes once they are out of inventory.
Walgreens also announced on Monday that its stores will no longer sell e-cigarettes.
Walmart announced in September that it would stop selling e-cigarettes at its stores and Sam’s Club locations.
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine asked lawmakers last Tuesday to ban the sale of flavored e-cigarette products.
DeWine said the ban is needed to protect children from addiction.
In September, Rep. Tom Patton (R - Strongsville) introduced a bill banning the sale of flavored vaping products.
It would also create a committee to study the effects of vaping products on health.
The CDC says there have been three deaths related to vaping across the U.S
As of Oct. 3, the Ohio Department of Health reported 23 cases of vaping-related illness in the state.
The victims range in age from 15 to 59 years.
So far, one case has been reported in Butler County and two in Hamilton County.