Vulnerability is personal: the case of cigarettes
Being vulnerable, showing our weird side, is an act of trust in those around us. We can all connect with the idea of feeling vulnerable, but some of us are more vulnerable than others – as indicated by a recent study on nicotine addiction.
Some of us are likelier to become cigarette users than others because there are health and hereditary factors that lead those people to choose rather than avoid nicotine, according to a study by Johns Hopkins University professor Roland Griffiths.
The team’s September report in Psychopharmacology notes http://news.health.com/2015/09/29/some-more-vulnerable-to-nicotine-addiction-than-others-study/ that half of the 18 participants they studied enjoyed the improved focus and motivation they experienced with nicotine, while the other half did NOT enjoy the way the chemical made them feel.
We’re all vulnerable, but each of us are more vulnerable to certain things than others – as in the case of nicotine addiction.