Differences in Delay, but not Probability Discounting, in Current Smokers, E-cigarette Users, and Never Smokers

Wojciech Białaszek , Przemysław Marcowski , David J. Cox


Steeper delay discounting in substance abuse populations, compared to non-abusing populations, has been well-established in prior studies. Despite the growing interest in e-cigarettes as a novel and relatively understudied form of nicotine consumption, relatively little is known as to how e-cigarette users discount rewards compared to traditional cigarette smokers and never smokers. In the present study, we measured delay and probability discounting rates, as well as perceived risk inherent to a delayed reward, in current traditional cigarette smokers, e-cigarette users, and never smokers. We found that traditional cigarette smokers and e-cigarette users discounted delayed rewards at a similar rate---and both were steeper than never smokers. However, no differences were observed in probability discounting or in perceived risk inherent in reward delay.
Author Wojciech Białaszek (Wydział Psychologii)
Wojciech Białaszek,,
- Wydział Psychologii
, Przemysław Marcowski (Wydział Psychologii)
Przemysław Marcowski,,
- Wydział Psychologii
, David J. Cox
David J. Cox,,
Journal seriesPsychological Record (The), ISSN 0033-2933, (A 25 pkt)
Issue year2017
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in Englishe-cigarette, smoking delay, discounting, probability discounting, risk in delay
ASJC Classification3200 General Psychology; 1201 Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
URL http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40732-017-0244-1
Languageen angielski
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Score (nominal)25
Score sourcejournalList
Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2016 = 0.604; WoS Impact Factor: 2017 = 1.026 (2) - 2017=1.035 (5)
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