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March 2023 – Society for Research in Nicotine and Tobacco Annual Meeting

Holtz, K., Simkus, A., Fleming, M., Wanty, N., & Twombly, E.

How self-ratings of risk-taking, self-control, and leadership relate to youth vaping onset

Youth with higher vape usage had significantly higher self-ratings of risk taking than youth who had not vaped. But surprisingly, youth who reported vaping regularly rated themselves highly on leadership and self-control. Understanding the psychographic characteristics of vaping youth can inform high-impact prevention and cessation messages.

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