Why it matters: The world’s largest retailer cited "growing federal, state and local regulatory complexity and uncertainty" around the product and said that it would stop selling e-cigarettes after selling through its current inventory.
8th person dies from vaping-related lung illness
A Missouri man in his mid-40s became the 8th person in the U.S. to die from a lung-related illness linked to vaping on Thursday, according to the state's Department of Health and Senior Services.
What's happening: As of Sept. 19, the CDC reports there are 530 possible cases of severe respiratory illnesses among people who vaped nicotine or cannabis products in 38 states and 1 territory. The number of cases has jumped 50% in 1 week. Deaths have also occurred in Kansas, Indiana, Minnesota, California, Oregon and Illinois, per the Washington Post.