first_img Facebook Home NewsWatch Consumer Walmart raises minimum age to buy tobacco to 21 Pinterest Google+ Twitter ConsumerNational NewsNewsWatchTop Stories Walmart raises minimum age to buy tobacco to 21 By Tyler BarkerMay 08, 2019, 12:13 pm 314 0 Tumblr Linkedin NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart said Wednesday that it will raise the minimum age for tobacco products and e-cigarettes to 21 in an effort to combat tobacco sales to minors.The world’s largest retailer says the new rules will take effect in July, and will also include its Sam’s Club warehouse stores.Previously, its minimum purchase age was 18, aside from a number of states where the law required a minimum purchase age of 21.Last month, drugstore operator Walgreens also said it would increase the minimum age for tobacco sales to 21. Previous PostDrugmakers will have to reveal medication prices in TV ads Next PostWest Virginia State Marshals Arrest Kanawha County Woman On Arson Charges Tyler Barker Tyler Barker is currently the Interim News Director and Digital Content Manager for WOAY-TV. I was promoted to this job in Mid-November. I still will fill in on weather from time to time. Follow me on Facebook and Twitter @wxtylerb. Have any news tips or weather questions? Email me at [email protected] Maillast_img