Narvesen and 7-Eleven in Norway will also phase out cigarette sales

Narvesen and 7-Eleven in Norway will also phase out cigarette sales
Narvesen and 7-Eleven in Norway will also phase out cigarette sales
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– We already see a declining demand for cigarettes and want to contribute to phasing this out in the long term, says category and purchasing director Anniken Staubo at Reitan Convenience Norway to E24.

– Just like Reitan Convenience Sweden, we will also not be taking in new products and brands in this category from 2026, confirms Staubo.

Earlier on Monday, it became known that the Swedish franchise owner Reitangruppen will not take cigarette products into its stores from 2026 onwards. The group owns, among other things, the kiosk chains 7-Eleven and Narvesen, which are found in Norway.

It is very gratifying that cigarette sales are coming to an end, says LHL, who points out that over 5,000 people die from smoking annually in Norway.

LHL is a non-profit organization that works for people with heart, vascular and lung disease, allergies, stroke, aphasia – and their relatives.

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– More people die from tobacco every single week than do in traffic in a whole year, says general secretary Marit Larsen of LHL.

Now she hopes that the grocery chains will also follow suit.

– In Denmark, Lidl has removed tobacco. Now Rema, Coop and Kiwi should follow suit and do the same in Norway. It would have been to take a major national public health responsibility, she says.

The article is in Norwegian

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Tags: Narvesen #7Eleven Norway phase cigarette sales

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