Approximately 20% of high school students and 7% of middle school students in the United States used tobacco products in 2016. One factor that may contribute to tobacco use is pleasant sensations – typically characterized as physiological reinforcement such as a dopamine response, or as social reinforcement such as social acceptance. In the present study, the Wave 1 (2013–2014) of the Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) Study was analyzed to examine the influence of pleasant sensations at cigarette smoking initiation on current use of other tobacco products among adolescents. While those who reported higher unpleasant sensations at cigarette smoking initiation were less likely to report current use of any tobacco product(s) (Odds Ratio [OR] = 0.70), those who reported higher pleasant sensations at cigarette initiation were more likely to report current use of any tobacco product(s) (OR = 2.12) – including: cigarettes (OR = 2.09), cigars (OR = 1.58), hookah (OR = 1.37), and e-cigarettes (OR = 1.37). Based on these findings, interventions for smoking education and further surveillance may benefit adolescents who report higher pleasant sensations at cigarette smoking initiation.

Association of pleasant sensations at cigarette smoking initiation with subsequent tobacco product use among U.S. adolescents

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2019-01-01

Abstract

Approximately 20% of high school students and 7% of middle school students in the United States used tobacco products in 2016. One factor that may contribute to tobacco use is pleasant sensations – typically characterized as physiological reinforcement such as a dopamine response, or as social reinforcement such as social acceptance. In the present study, the Wave 1 (2013–2014) of the Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) Study was analyzed to examine the influence of pleasant sensations at cigarette smoking initiation on current use of other tobacco products among adolescents. While those who reported higher unpleasant sensations at cigarette smoking initiation were less likely to report current use of any tobacco product(s) (Odds Ratio [OR] = 0.70), those who reported higher pleasant sensations at cigarette initiation were more likely to report current use of any tobacco product(s) (OR = 2.12) – including: cigarettes (OR = 2.09), cigars (OR = 1.58), hookah (OR = 1.37), and e-cigarettes (OR = 1.37). Based on these findings, interventions for smoking education and further surveillance may benefit adolescents who report higher pleasant sensations at cigarette smoking initiation.
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