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FDA wants to block Walgreens from selling tobacco for a month after it racked up 1,800 violations for letting minors buy nicotine products The FDA threatened action against several US retailers that have been caught selling tobacco products to minors - including Walgreens  The pharmacy giant got more violations than any other company  In 22 percent of its stores, FDA inspectors caught workers selling tobacco products to minors  

By Reuters and Natalie Rahhal Deputy Health Editor For Dailymail.com

Published: 16:23 GMT, 7 February 2019 | Updated: 23:24 GMT, 7 February 2019

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is slapping Walgreens with a 30-ban on tobacco sales after the retailer repeatedly sold tobacco products to minors, the agency said Thursday. 

Walgreens is among several store chains that the FDA has filed claims against for breaching its rules on tobacco sales. 

But the pharmacy giant's violations far outstrip those made by other retailers. In 22 percent of its stores that the FDA inspected, Walgreens had sold cigarettes, cigars or e-cigarettes to underage people. 

The FDA's latest move against Walgreens comes after the store chain was among the top offenders fined for selling e-cigarettes to minors last year.  

Walgreens sold tobacco to minors in 22 percent of the stores that the FDA investigated 

Walgreens sold tobacco to minors in 22 percent of the stores that the FDA investigated 

Walgreens is currently the top violator among pharmacies that sell tobacco products, racking up 1,800 violations for selling tobacco to young people, a rap sheet FDA Commissioner Dr Scott Gottlieb said 'astonished' him. 

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