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Should each cigarette have a health warning?

Ahead of the annual Smokefree WarwickshireNew Year campaign to prompt people to stop smoking it has been suggested that health warnings on cigarettes themselves could encourage smokers to quit.

A study suggests that smokers are more likely to try to quit if confronted with “shocking” messages printed on cigarettes and rolling paper. The research found the most effective warning was a timeline showing how a cigarette shortens a smoker’s life by an average of 11 minutes. Listing toxins found in cigarettes also prompted smokers to consider quitting.


About Paul Hooper, WCC (575 Articles)
Group Manager: Community Safety and Substance Misuse
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