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dc.contributor.authorCheng, K-W
dc.contributor.authorShang, C
dc.contributor.authorLee, HM
dc.contributor.authorChaloupka, FJ
dc.contributor.authorFong, GT
dc.contributor.authorBorland, R
dc.contributor.authorHeckman, BW
dc.contributor.authorHitchman, SC
dc.contributor.authorO'Connor, RJ
dc.contributor.authorLevy, DT
dc.contributor.authorCummings, KM
dc.date.accessioned2020-11-26T22:49:04Z
dc.date.available2020-11-26T22:49:04Z
dc.date.issued2021-01-01
dc.identifierpii: tobaccocontrol-2019-055344
dc.identifier.citationCheng, K. -W., Shang, C., Lee, H. M., Chaloupka, F. J., Fong, G. T., Borland, R., Heckman, B. W., Hitchman, S. C., O'Connor, R. J., Levy, D. T. & Cummings, K. M. (2021). Costs of vaping: evidence from ITC Four Country Smoking and Vaping Survey. TOBACCO CONTROL, 30 (1), pp.94-97. https://doi.org/10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2019-055344.
dc.identifier.issn0964-4563
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11343/252001
dc.description.abstractSTUDY OBJECTIVES: To compare the prices paid for nicotine vaping products (NVPs) and supplies among current NVP users to prices paid for cigarettes among current smokers. DATA: The 2016 International Tobacco Control Four Country Vaping and Smoking Survey (4CV1). Key measures included: (1) self-reported prices paid for reusable NVPs (eg, rechargeable devices with cartridges and tank system devices with e-liquids) in the 3-month period prior to the survey among current NVP users, (2) prices paid for disposable NVPs, cartridges and e-liquids purchased in the last 30 days among current NVP users and (3) self-reported prices paid for cigarettes among current smokers. RESULTS: Disposable NVP price was higher than the price of a comparable unit for combustible cigarettes in England (EN), USA and Canada (CA). Prefilled cartridge price was higher than the price of a comparable unit of cigarettes in USA and CA, but lower in EN and Australia. E-liquid price was consistently lower than the price of a comparable unit of cigarettes across four countries. For start-up costs, price of a rechargeable device is approximately 3-5 times higher than a pack of cigarettes in four countries. CONCLUSION: NVP prices were generally higher than prices of combustible cigarettes, especially the high upfront NVP devices. The high upfront costs of purchasing a reusable NVP may discourage some smokers from switching to vaping. However, the average lower costs of cartridges and e-liquids relative to a package of cigarettes make switching to a NVP an attractive alternative to smoking in the long term so long as smokers switch completely to vaping.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherBMJ PUBLISHING GROUP
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0
dc.titleCosts of vaping: evidence from ITC Four Country Smoking and Vaping Survey
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.identifier.doi10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2019-055344
melbourne.affiliation.departmentMelbourne School of Psychological Sciences
melbourne.source.titleTobacco Control
melbourne.source.volume30
melbourne.source.issue1
melbourne.source.pages94-97
melbourne.identifier.nhmrc1106451
dc.rights.licenseCC BY-NC
melbourne.elementsid1439529
melbourne.openaccess.pmchttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7507861
melbourne.contributor.authorBorland, Ronald
dc.identifier.eissn1468-3318
melbourne.identifier.fundernameidNHMRC, 1106451
melbourne.accessrightsOpen Access


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