AlbertHeijn, a large Dutch supermarket chain, will stop selling tobacco products (including e-cigarette products) as of January 1, 2024, according to a news report from NLTimes (Dutch Times).
In a press release, the company wrote: “AlbertHeijn is motivated by the campaign in support of the smoke-free generation. In order to ensure lasting behavioral change and a smoke-free generation, it is of utmost importance that all sellers and other interested parties, whatever they may be, work together. The Dutch government has issued a statement that from July 1, 2024, supermarkets will stop selling tobacco and will be working on relevant legislation.AlbertHeijn will stop selling tobacco and related products in stores from January 1, 2024 onwards. Online sales have ceased as of July 1, 2023.”