Impact of the New Malaysian Cigarette Pack Warnings on Smokers' Awareness of Health Risks and Interest in Quitting Smoking
Ahmed I Fathelrahman, Maizurah Omar, Rahmat Awang, K Michael Cummings, Ron Borland, Ahmad Shalihin Bin Mohd Samin
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health | MDPI AG | Published : 2010
The objective of this research was to compare the response of adult smokers in Malaysia to newly proposed pictorial cigarette warnings against the current text-only warnings. The study population included 140 adult male smokers who were enrolled in a randomized trial to view either the new pictorial warnings (intervention) or the old text-only warnings (control). Participants completed pre-exposure and post-exposure questionnaires that assessed their awareness of the health risks of smoking, response to the package warnings, and interest in quitting smoking. Exposure to the pictorial warnings resulted in increased awareness of the risks of smoking, stronger behavioral response to the warning..View full abstract
Awarded by Roswell Park Trans-disciplinary Tobacco Use Research Center
This study was supported in part by the Roswell Park Trans-disciplinary Tobacco Use Research Center under Career Development Program, Grant Number (TTURC-P50 CA111236).