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Daily heavy and binge vaping is associated with higher alcohol and cannabis co-use

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submitted on 2024-02-08, 10:12 and posted on 2024-02-11, 12:51 authored by Mohammed Al-Hamdani, Myles Davidson, Jennifer L. McArthur

The associations between vaping in young people and alcohol and cannabis co-use remain understudied. The current study examined the effect of vaping frequency on past 30-day alcohol and cannabis use. Using an online survey, regular vapers (N = 1328, aged 16–24) from Canada responded to a demographic and vaping questionnaire and provided information regarding e-cigarette use and alcohol and cannabis co-use. A k-means cluster analysis was used to segment users based on vaping frequency, and a one-way MANOVA tested vaper cluster membership effects on past 30-day alcohol and cannabis use. Pairwise comparisons measured specific mean differences, and crosstabulation with Bonferroni tests examined demographic differences among clusters. Vaper cluster membership had a significant effect on past 30-day alcohol and cannabis use. Daily heavy and binge vapers had higher rates of past 30-day alcohol and cannabis use. Non-daily light vapers were less likely to share their vape and more likely to have never owned a vape. Non-daily light vapers were less likely to use high nicotine concentrations. High vaping frequency places its users at risk for higher alcohol and cannabis use and high-risk vaping behavior. Nicotine caps, among other policies, may be key in reducing high vaping frequency and its negative consequences.

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Published in: Addiction Research & Theory
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