Knowledge of the health risks of smoking (4) Graphic warnings on cigarette packets (2)

24 August, 2022

Following on from the recent comment on the forum by Paediatric Consultant Aditi Singh, here are two papers that look into the use of graphic images (Please note there may be others, I have not conducted a thorough literature review).

Graphic Warning Labels Elicit Affective and Thoughtful Responses from Smokers: Results of a Randomized Clinical Trial

Abigail T. Evans, Ellen Peters, Andrew A. Strasser, Lydia F. Emery, Kaitlin M. Sheerin, Daniel Romer

Published: December 16, 2015


Effectiveness of warning graphic labels on cigarette packs in enhancing late-teenagers’ perceived fear of smoking-related harms in Bangkok, Thailand

Surapong Chudech and Piyapong Janmaimool

J Public Health Res. 2021 Jan 14; 10(1): 1912.

Published online 2021 Jan 20. doi: 10.4081/jphr.2021.1912

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