Graphic anti-smoking warnings make cigarettes cool

Graphic anti-smoking warnings make cigarettes cool
 

Anti-smoking posters designed to encourage teenagers not to smoke may be having the opposite effect.
New research has found that some young people were not put off smoking by the graphic warnings often found on packs of cigarettes.
In some cases, teenagers said they were actually more susceptible to smoking cigarettes after viewing the posters in a replica shop set up by researchers.
Study lead author William Shadel, a senior behavioural scientist at non-profit research organisation RAND Corporation, said: ‘Our findings are counter intuitive and suggest that some anti-smoking strategies may... read more

 
13 December 2017 in Hot News, Views: 62
Source: Metro
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