What is the draw? Assessing a risk model and conventional exploration model of e-cigarette use.

Title

What is the draw? Assessing a risk model and conventional exploration model of e-cigarette use.

Creator

Laurene Kimberly R; Kodukula Geethika; Fischbein Rebecca; Kenne Deric R

Publisher

Journal of Substance Use

Date

2019
2019-03

Description

Background/Objective: The use of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) among young adults has been increasing, leading to concern due to unknown health effects. The purpose of the current study is to replicate and expand research on two contrasting models of e-cigarette use: risk model and conventional exploration model. Methods: An anonymous online survey was distributed at a midwestern university in fall 2015. There were 3,626 respondents, aged between 18 and 25, who answered the study's measures: sensation seeking, risk perception, public use attitudes, and policy views. Results: Respondents were categorized into mutually exclusive groups: nonuser (58.8%), e-cigarette only user (24.2%), cigarette only user (2.7%), and dual user (13.2%). Lending support to the risk model, higher disinhibition and endorsing e-cigarette use in public was associated with lower odds of being nonusers compared to e-cigarette only users. Support for the conventional model was found with higher perceived likelihood of getting heart disease, a risk of harm, and a risk of addiction due to e-cigarette use being associated with higher odds of being nonusers compared to e-cigarette only users. Conclusions: Results provide some support for both models. Findings can be used to inform prevention and intervention programs and services.

Subject

Adult; Risk Assessment; Human; Chi Square Test; Colleges and Universities; Descriptive Statistics; Scales; Data Analysis Software; Post Hoc Analysis; Surveys; Student Attitudes; Adolescence; One-Way Analysis of Variance; Logistic Regression; Sensation; Models; Theoretical; Attitude to Risk; Bivariate Statistics; Electronic Cigarettes; Pleasure; Preventive Health Care; Public Policy; Replication Studies; Risk Taking Behavior; Electronic Cigarettes – Utilization

Rights

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Pages

184–191

Issue

2

Volume

24

Citation

Laurene Kimberly R; Kodukula Geethika; Fischbein Rebecca; Kenne Deric R, “What is the draw? Assessing a risk model and conventional exploration model of e-cigarette use.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed May 17, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/5794.

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