When you are providing things such as food, drinks, or recreational things to your customers, you want to make sure that everything is safe for consumption and of high quality. It is important for customers to feel as though they are being looked after by their gas station or grocery store.
Removing things from your shelves due to health concerns is a great move from management, but in this case, maybe misses the mark just a little bit. Sure, vaping accounts for many deaths each year, but cigarettes are definitely responsible for a far wider margin of health problems. Good on management for trying to keep their customers’ health in mind, but this doesn’t actually make much sense.