WAL-MART DROPPING TOBACCO FROM ALL 122 CANADIAN STORES

TORONTO -- Wal-Mart Canada said it would stop selling tobacco products at its 122 Canadian stores as soon as current stocks were depleted.The chain, a wholly owned subsidiary of Bentonville, Ark.-based Wal-Mart Stores, has voluntarily stopped ordering tobacco products and will let inventories sell down.In a statement, Bruce West, president of Wal-Mart Canada, said this represented "a prudent business

TORONTO -- Wal-Mart Canada said it would stop selling tobacco products at its 122 Canadian stores as soon as current stocks were depleted.

The chain, a wholly owned subsidiary of Bentonville, Ark.-based Wal-Mart Stores, has voluntarily stopped ordering tobacco products and will let inventories sell down.

In a statement, Bruce West, president of Wal-Mart Canada, said this represented "a prudent business decision that respects emerging government regulations and recognizes the d

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