Co-use of Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems and Combustible Cigarettes, and Their Association with Internalizing Pathology and Vulnerabilities

Mark V. Versella, Allison M. Borges, Christopher Lin, Teresa M. Leyro

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Abstract

Nicotine use and psychological distress exert negative bidirectional effects on one another, and are impacted by shared vulnerabilities. Little work has examined the extent to which these relations differ between adult electronic nicotine delivery system (ENDs) users with varied combustible cigarette use histories. The current study examined differences in internalizing symptoms and vulnerabilities between adult dual and single ENDs users with and without a history of combustible cigarette use. Single ENDs users without combustible use histories reported significantly greater stress and anxiety symptoms than single ENDs users with combustible use histories. Single ENDs users without combustible use histories reported greater anxiety and difficulty regulating their emotions than dual-users. Dual- and single users with prior combustible use histories did not differ in internalizing pathology or vulnerability presentations. This suggests that pathology and vulnerability presentation among nicotine users are influenced by both current and past nicotine use history.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)114-120
Number of pages7
JournalCognitive Therapy and Research
Volume43
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 15 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology

Keywords

  • Anxiety
  • Anxiety sensitivity
  • Distress tolerance
  • Electronic cigarettes
  • Emotion regulation
  • Nicotine

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