FDA warns retailers that allegedly sold tobacco products to minors

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WASHINGTON (WTHR) — The Food and Drug Administration is putting 15 retailers on notice for selling tobacco products to minors.

The stores are accused of selling the products to minors more than 15 percent of the time since 2010, CNBC reported.

FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb asked to meet with Walgreens's management team last week. Last month, Walgreens was the biggest violator with 22 percent of stores inspected having illegally sold tobacco products to minors.

Other retailers included in the warning were Walmart, Kroger, 7-Eleven, Family Dollar, BP and Citgo.

Walgreens said it has a "zero tolerance policy" about selling to minors and looks forward to meeting with the FDA.

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