The University of Chicago recently released a study concluding that witnessing a vaporizer in use increases young adult’s urge to smoke. Similar to arguments laid out for smoking in public, cues lay heavily on this phenomena. For individuals that smoke, there was no significant difference between seeing someone use a combustible tobacco product or vaporizer when compared to desire to smoke. “The level and duration of desire to smoke among volunteers was the same whether they observed their “colleague” smoking a cigarette or using a vape pen. When the colleague drank bottled water, volunteers had no change in desire to smoke or vape.”

“We’ve made real progress on reducing smoking in our country,” King said. “We’ve done a good job banning indoor smoking. We rarely see two-pack-a-day smokers like we used to. Yet seeing people smoke in public remains common. Our study focused on a classical Pavlovian trigger, as seeing someone smoke is a known potent cue that can induce others to smoke. We did not expect that the vape pen would be as potent a cue as the regular cigarette, but it was as potent.”

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ALRIGHT I GOT THE FLOOR!!! I honestly HATE the idea that adults over the age of say 25 have to have their teenage bosses ok an alcohol or tobacco purchase for someone who is clearly older and in some cases MUCH OLDER THAN the individual buying it!! AND, our 18 year old sons and daughters can voluntarily go to war and DIE FOR EVERYONE'S SAFETY, BUT CAN'T BUY ALCOHOL OR TOBACCO??!! How extremely messed up THAT is!! Oh, WAIT, there's this... WE ARE GIVING 16 YEAR OLDS A LICENCE TO DRIVE A MOTORIZED VEHICLE THAT WEIGHS IN AT LEAST TWO TONS AND SETS THEM LOOSE ON SOCIETY???!!!! If anyone doesn't find ANY fault in ANY of this, then the USA is far more doomed than I thought, SMFH!!