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Higher e-Cigarette Prices Linked with Reduced Use

Addiction; ePub 2018 Jan 10; Pesko, Huang, et al

Higher e-cigarette disposable prices appear to be associated with reduced e-cigarette use among adolescents in the US, according to a recent study. Researchers evaluated a cohort of 24,370 middle- and high-school students participating in the Monitoring the Future Survey in 2014 and 2015. They examined self-reported e-cigarette use over the last 30 days. Average quarterly cigarette prices, e-cigarette disposable prices, and e-cigarette refill prices were constructed from Nielsen retail data (inclusive of excise taxes) for 50 US markets. They found:

  • In a model with market fixed effects, it was estimated that a 10% increase in e-cigarette disposable prices is associated with a reduction in the number of days vaping among e-cigarette users by approximately 9.7% and is associated with a reduction in the number of days vaping by the full sample by approximately 17.9%.
  • Refill e-cigarette prices were not statistically significant predictors of vaping.
  • Cigarette prices were not associated significantly with e-cigarette use regardless of the e-cigarette price used.
  • However, in a model without market fixed effects, cigarette prices were a statistically significant positive predictor of total e-cigarette use.
Citation:

Pesko MF, Huang J, Johnston LD, Chaloupka FJ. E-cigarette price sensitivity among middle- and high-school students: evidence from monitoring the future. [Published online ahead of print January 10, 2018]. Addiction. doi:10.1111/add.14119.

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