Back of Pack Warnings Create Little Effectiveness on Young Smokers


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In a latest research published online in Tobacco Control, back of pack photo or text warnings indicating the hazards of smoking are not that effective on teen smokers, especially for regular smokers.

Warnings that have pictures on them work better than text alone, but make little impact if positioned in the back. The authors of the study write, "As warnings need to be salient to be effective, positioning pictorial warnings only on the less visible reverse panel limits their impact."


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