Walgreens raises minimum age to purchase all tobacco-related products

Deerfield, Il. — Walgreens Drug Stores have unveiled a plan to increase the minimum age to purchase tobacco products to 21-years-old. The policy includes all e-cigarettes and vaping products as well.

“We’ve seen positive results from other recent efforts to strengthen our policies related to tobacco sales, and believe this next step can be even more impactful to reduce its use among teens and young adults,” said Richard Ashworth, Walgreens president of operations. “Through ongoing training and certification for pharmacists and technicians, we also continue to help and support people looking to quit the use of tobacco in their lives.”

Rite Aid now says they will follow suit in the next 90-days.