Gambling and smoking have been linked in the literature. The present study recruited smokers and nonsmokers to gamble on a slot machine after they chewed nicotine or non-nicotine gum. Re-sults showed that gambling behavior, both in terms of persistence and risk taking, did not differ as a function of either smoking status or type of gum the participants chewed. Although the present study has a number of limitations, the results highlight that factors correlated with gambling do not necessarily lead to differences in gambling behavior when people actually gamble.
Meier, Ellen and Weatherly, Jeffrey N. Ph. D.
"The Effects Of Nicotine On Gambling Behavior of Smoking and Nonsmoking Undergraduate Students,"
Analysis of Gambling Behavior: Vol. 2
, Article 20.
Available at: https://repository.stcloudstate.edu/agb/vol2/iss2/20