They’re loving the vaping beatdowns here.
Cigarette Smoking Makes Comeback During Coronavirus Pandemic
Marlboro maker Altria says stimulus checks and e-cigarette restrictions are driving sales of traditional cigarettes
And how infuriating is this…
People have been switching back to cigarettes from e-cigarettes after the federal government earlier this year barred sales of many flavored vaping products, Altria said. The Food and Drug Administration in February halted the sale of fruit and mint flavors in cartridge-based e-cigarettes in an effort to curb a surge in underage vaping. Public health officials have said that sweet and fruity flavors are popular among young people.
As those restrictions took effect, Altria noted a shift back to cigarettes among adult vapers, particularly those older than 50. “That consumer was faced with choices,” Mr. Gifford said. “It benefited the entire cigarette category.”