The Coffee-Smoking Break

Most people consciously or unconsciously associate conviviality with alcohol, tobacco, and even coffee

Whether you are a vaper or not, most people consciously or unconsciously associate conviviality with alcohol, tobacco, and even coffee. Several studies have analyzed the link between caffeine and nicotine. One of them, done by Istvan and Matarazzo and cited by Robert Molimard, showed that more than a third of smokers consumed a lot of coffee, compared to less than 15% of non-smokers. This analysis is also valid for former smokers who continue to drink coffee even after quitting.

Let’s start with coffee. The coffee break allegedly originated in the late 19th century in Stoughton, Wisconsin, with the wives of Norwegian immigrants. The city celebrates this every year with the Stoughton Coffee Break Festival. The first company to officially incorporate the coffee break for workers was either the Larkin Soap Company or the Barcolo Company, located in Buffalo, NY. It is unclear which was first, but they established the coffee break for employees regularly, both morning and afternoon, by 1902.

Caffeine and nicotine are both chemicals that affect your brain by increasing focus and physiological arousal. Vapers claim that having a coffee and a cigarette is an excellent way to relax. Both can increase blood pressure, making you feel temporarily alert.

Results from several studies suggest that high coffee consumption causally increases cigarette consumption. Thus, the more coffee people consume, the more cigarettes they will smoke, which is not necessarily true in the opposite direction. A 1980 study by Marshall WR showed that the more coffee people drank, the more tempted they were to smoke cigarettes. However, coffee was not automatically requested afterward when cigarettes were offered first. Thus, it was possible to conclude that coffee called for a cigarette and not the other way around. However, this correlation didn’t exist for decaffeinated coffee or tea. So it’s the coffee-cigarette association that is dangerous since caffeine would increase tobacco dependence.

Aditionnaly, vapers can always consume coffee flavored vapes, like our Gippro Neo Max which has the coffee flavor and it tastes amazing!

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