Falling E-Cigarette Prices = Soaring Sales


From 2012 through 2016, monthly sales of electronic cigarettes and vaping products in the United States increased significantly, while prices of these products dropped substantially, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Researchers gathered data from retail scanners in convenience stores, supermarkets, mass sellers, military commissaries, and other stores (drug, dollar, and club, for example) throughout the contiguous states and Washington, D.C., measuring sales of rechargeables, disposables, prefilled cartridges, and e-liquids. According to the CDC, average monthly sales increased significantly for at least one of these products in all 48 states and the District of Columbia during the 5-year period. Average monthly prices, meanwhile, decreased in 39 states for rechargeables, 31 states for disposables, 20 states for prefilled cartridges, and 8 states for e-liquids.

This research provides key information about rapid changes in the U.S. e-cigarette marketplace. With ongoing surveillance of e-cigarette sales and prices, the CDC hopes to develop effective, evidence-based tobacco control measures.

Sourced from: CDC