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Smokers are more likely to try quitting and succeed with graphic warnings on cigarette packs

Smokers are more likely to try quitting and succeed with graphic warnings on cigarette packs

Smokers are more likely to try quitting and succeed with graphic warnings on cigarette packs

Smokers are more likely to try quitting and more successful at quitting if they are given cigarette packs with graphic warnings compared to smokers given cigarette packs with only text warnings, according to a new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine.

 

The researchers found that 40% of smokers who got cigarette packs with graphic warnings tried to quit during the study period compared to 34% of smokers who got only text warnings on their packs.

The US Tobacco Control Act of 2009 mandated photo warnings on cigarette packs, but that the law has not been implemented after a lawsuit resulted in a federal court struck down the mandate.

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