Warning Pictures on Cigarette Packages Prove Effective

Posted By: QuitSmoking.com Staff | Dec 12 2012


This Picture is worth A thousand tumors.

A picture can be worth a thousand words. But which picture’s words can get you to quit smoking? This study by James F. Thrasher, PhD, can tell you. The study was done with 1000 adults who had smoked at least 100 cigarettes ever and are currently daily smokers.

The first group were shown labels with warnings of Emphysema, heart disease, lung cancer and pregnancy complications. The second was shown picture labels warning against lung disease caused by second hand smoke, heart disease and cancer. Each picture was extremely gruesome. Both groups voted the picture labels as effective and “more likely to have an impact on them.”


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