Perceptions and Perceived Impact of Graphic Cigarette Health Warning Labels on Smoking Behavior
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Posted by: Natalia Gromov
...Among U.S. Young Adults.
Tob Res. 2013 Nov 8. [Epub ahead of print]
This study assessed correlates of smoking-related intentions
related to graphic health warning labels (HWLs) among current cigarette smokers
and nonsmokers in a national sample of U.S. young adults aged 18-34. Twenty-two
percent of the young adults were current cigarette smokers. Among current
smokers, intending to quit within the next 6 months was correlated with
intention resulting from graphic HWLs. Hispanic ethnicity and intention to quit
within 30 days were strong correlates of intention in light, nondaily, and
self-identified social/occasional smokers.This study supports previous findings
that graphic HWLs play an important role in preventing smoking, in addition to
encouraging cessation in young adults.