The lower the price of e-cigarettes, the more sales increase ... Logic tell me? And not necessarily because this reasoning is not applicable for all economic sectors. Whatever one may say, a new study has revealed that sales of all types of e-cigarettes and e-liquids have increased throughout the United States (in the 50 states).
According to a new study of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)sales of e-cigarettes and vaping products have skyrocketed over the past five years as prices have been falling.
Between 2012 and 2016, we note that the price of e-cigarettes has dropped especially that of rechargeable models, at the same time sales have increased by 132%. In a report, federal health officials said federal taxes helped keep sales prices down.
« Overall, unit sales of e-cigarettes in the United States increased with lower product prices", Writes the team led by Teresa Wang CDC.
A PRICE DROP WHICH PROMOTES SALE TO YOUNG PEOPLE?
In the analysis presented the researchers state: " Average monthly sales increased significantly for at least one of the four types of vaping products and those in 48 States as well as in Washington, DC".
« We're finding that these rechargeable devices, including devices like Juul, are definitely the next trend when it comes to e-cigarettes in the US" , said Brain King, lead author of the study and MP. Director at the CDC Office on Smoking and Health.
As prices have fallen in recent years, it is becoming easier for teens to purchase vaping products. Research has shown that young people are more likely to use e-cigarettes than adults. Between 2011 and 2015, e-cigarette consumption among high school students increased by 900%. The CDC study noted that vaping devices are now more popular among teens than traditional cigarettes.
The researchers said their findings could help inform federal and state decision makers, who are trying to determine the impact of the electronic cigarette on health to determine how to regulate them. The study in question was published in the journal Preventing Chronic Disease.