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Psychologists, Science Journalists Duel Over Cigarette Warnings

The Wall Street Journal: What does the psychological research say about the effectiveness of putting graphic images on cigarette packs? I haven’t had a chance to sort through the original research articles myself, but science journalists are presenting some seriously variant conclusions. According to ScienceInsider,”Scary New Cigarette Labels Not Based More

FDA’s Graphic Cigarette Images: Will they work?

The Sacramento Bee: Can graphic images persuade people to make lasting changes to their behavior? The answer, according to psychological research, is probably not. Dr. Howard Leventhal, the Board of Governors Professor of Health Psychology at Rutgers, agrees that photos are in fact stronger than words, but that images may More