Journal article

Impact of Graphic Pack Warnings on Adult Smokers' Quitting Activities: Findings from the ITC Southeast Asia Survey (2005-2014)

Lin Li, Ahmed I Fathelrahman, Ron Borland, Maizurah Omar, Geoffrey T Fong, Anne CK Quah, Buppha Sirirassamee, Hua-Hie Yong

The Journal of Smoking Cessation | CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS | Published : 2016

Abstract

Malaysia introduced graphic health warning labels (GHWLs) on all tobacco packages in 2009. We aimed to examine if implementing GHWLs led to stronger warning reactions (e.g., thinking about the health risks of smoking) and an increase in subsequent quitting activities; and to examine how reactions changed over time since the implementation of the GHWLs in Malaysia and Thailand where GHWL size increased from 50-55% in 2010. Data came from six waves (2005-2014) of the International Tobacco Control Southeast Asia Survey. Between 3,706 and 4,422 smokers were interviewed across these two countries at each survey wave. Measures included salience of warnings, cognitive responses (i.e., thinking abou..

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Awarded by National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health of the United States


Awarded by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation


Awarded by Canadian Institutes of Health Research


Awarded by NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health of the United States (grants R01 CA100362, P50 CA111236); the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (045734); the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (79551, and 115016); the Malaysian Ministry of Health; and the Thai Health Promotion Foundation Research.