Journal article

Smokers' responses toward cigarette pack warning labels in predicting quit intention, stage of change, and self-efficacy

Ahmed I Fathelrahman, Maizurah Omar, Rahmat Awang, Ron Borland, Geoffrey T Fong, David Hammond, Zarihah Zain

Nicotine & Tobacco Research | OXFORD UNIV PRESS | Published : 2009

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: This paper is concerned with the effects of cigarette pack warning labels on quitting intentions. We examined whether different responses among smokers toward cigarette pack warning labels could predict quit intentions and self-efficacy in quitting. Variables studied were "noticing warning labels during last month," "reading or looking closely at warning labels," "avoiding looking at labels during last month," "thinking about health risks of smoking because of the warning labels, "more likely to quit because of the warning labels," and "stopping from having a cigarette when about to smoke one because of the labels." METHODS: A total of 2,006 adult smokers in Malaysia were surve..

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Awarded by U. S. National Institutes of Health


Funding Acknowledgements

This project (ITC-Malaysia) is supported by grant 1P50 CA1123601 (CFDA 93.399) awarded by the U. S. National Institutes of Health and includes international collaborators, namely, Cancer Council Victoria, the University of Waterloo, and Roswell Park Cancer Institute.