Alibaba, the Chinese multinational conglomerate, said it will put an end to e-cigarette components sales in the United States. The move is potentially caused by a rising number of lung disease and death cases reported in the US as well as increased inspections over component sales.
Other companies, including Walgreens Boots Alliance and Kroger Co, have also announced that they will stop providing e-cigarettes at their outlets. The e-commerce giant also said that it was already trying to comply with a long-term policy that restricts the sale of complete e-cigarette products in the US.
The company also said that it would not display a list of products comprising herbal, vapor, vape pens, empty pods, or heat unburning devices for US users.
According to a report released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, vaping products have been associated with baffling diseases affecting human lungs and led to more than 15 deaths up to last week. Also, the center found nearly 1000 cases diagnosed with this serious illness.
The North American pod e-cigarette market is being dominated by Juul Labs Inc. and simultaneously, a number of temporary brands with unknown owners are leading to a vigorous number of deaths and illnesses in the U.S.
Research published by the New England Journal of Medicine mentioned that the leading Dank vapes was related to 24 patients suffering from severe lung infections.
Preceding the suspension, users could buy gadgets without much of a stretch, segment parts or bundling from locales like Alibaba or Amazon to make their own fake vaping gadgets.
Amazon.com Inc. brought down vape gear in September, in spite of the fact that it didn’t determine the careful items it evacuated.