[Towards informed tobacco consumption in Mexico: effect of pictorial warning labels in smokers].
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Posted by: Natalia Gromov
[Article in Spanish]
Thrasher JF, Pérez-Hernández
R, Arillo-Santillán E, Barrientos-Gutiérrez I. Salud Publica Mex. 2012
This study evaluated the effect of the first graphic warning labels on
cigarette packs in Mexican smokers. Results showed that from 2010 (before the
warnings were implemented) and 2011 (after warnings were implemented), smokers’
knowledge about smoking risks, the toxic components of tobacco, and the
quitline number for help with quitting all increased significantly. Recent
ex-smokers in 2011 reported that pack warnings had influenced their decision to
quit. The authors conclude that the first graphic health warnings on cigarette
packs in Mexico have had a significant impact on knowledge and behavior.