Wegmans recently announced that it would no longer carry tobacco products in an attempt to stop cigarettes from appearing as a grocery staple, especially for the sake of children.
Next to the cigarettes, which reside behind a counter, a sign reads:
“Beginning Feb. 10 we will no longer sell cigarettes and other tobacco products. Between now and then, remaining inventory will be sold, and some brands are likely to be out of stock. We have come to this decision after thinking about the role smoking plays in peoples’ health.”
Wegmans is not alone in its commitment to stop selling tobacco products. Target has not sold any tobacco products since 1996, and many health food grocery stores have never sold any tobacco products.