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Tobacco manufacturers have experienced a significant drop-off in demand for traditional cigarettes following an initial inventory stockpiling related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to Nielsen convenience store data, traditional cigarette volumes fell 8.4% for the week that ended April 4.

By comparison, when the first round of stay-at-home orders were issued by numerous governors in mid-March, including N.C. Gov. Roy Cooper, traditional cigarettes sales volume rose 1.1% for the week that ended March 22.