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National and State-Specific Unit Sales and Prices for Electronic Cigarettes, United States, 2012–2016
According to new CDC research, e-cigarette unit sales in the United States from 2012 through 2016 significantly increased for all assessed product types, including rechargeables, disposables, prefilled cartridges, and e-liquids. The CDC and RTI International analyzed retail scanner data to assess national and state-specific trends in e-cigarette unit sales and prices for four product types sold. At the state level, monthly unit sales significantly increased for at least one product type in all 48 states and Washington, DC. During the same period, national e-cigarette prices significantly decreased for all product types with the exception of e-liquids, which increased in price in five states and Washington, DC. Furthermore, prominent shifts occurred by product type, with prefilled cartridges having the highest average sales and the lowest average price in 2016.
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