In a new study, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that about half of all smokers in the U.S. have used e cig batteries in the past year, which is higher than in 2015, when only 33% of the population did.
According to the study, which looked at battery prices from January through March, the price of e cig battery in the United States is now $3.50 per pack, down from $4.60 in 2015.
That’s an average of $0.14 per cigarette.
That is lower than the $1.40 price for a pack of regular e cig cigarettes sold by a tobacco retailer in 2014, which was a record low price at the time.
The researchers note that many people are unaware that battery prices are so low.
That is partly because the battery manufacturers have kept the price low to help people get the most bang for their buck.