Walgreens is raising the minimum age to buy tobacco in its stores to 21

10:06 AM ET Wed, 24 April 2019

Walgreens announced Tuesday that it will raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco in its stores to 21. This new rule will go into effect on Sep. 1, and follows calls from Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to raise the minimum smoking age to 21. CVS Health stopped selling cigarettes in its stores altogether in 2014.