Differences in Delay, but not Probability Discounting, in Current Smokers, E-cigarette Users, and Never Smokers
Wojciech Białaszek , Przemysław Marcowski , David J. Cox
AbstractSteeper 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.
|Journal series||Psychological Record (The), ISSN 0033-2933, (A 25 pkt)|
|Publication size in sheets||0.5|
|Keywords in English||e-cigarette, smoking delay, discounting, probability discounting, risk in delay|
|Publication indicators||: 2016 = 0.604; : 2017 = 1.026 (2) - 2017=1.035 (5)|
|Citation count*||13 (2020-12-02)|
* presented citation count is obtained through Internet information analysis and it is close to the number calculated by the Publish or Perish system.