Table 2

Cents-off promotions for single-pack and carton cigarette sales in supermarkets, USA, 1994–2004

QuantityAmount of discount($/pack)Year 19941995199619971998199920002001200220032004 The maximum percentage in each year is in bold. *Number of single packs sold as part of a cents-off promotion, in 1000s. †Number of carton packs sold as part of a cents-off promotion, in 1000s (number of carton packs = number of cartons ×10). Single pack⩽$0.25 69% 43% 69% 56% 68% 83% 65% 2%1%1%1%
$0.26–0.5031% 57% 31%44%32%17%35% 75% 77% 59% 37%$0.51–0.757%21%7%18%
$0.76–1.5016%1%33%44% n*1246544164023495885726110261557329333114796 Cartons⩽$0.25 75% 47% 71% 44% 71% 85% 78% 2% 81% 81% 30%
$0.26–0.5025% 53% 29% 56% 29%15%22%38%4%$0.51–0.75 48% 15%15%19%
\$0.76–1.5012%4% 51%
n†15641153257251178186931163447013291231794