Are graphic images and warnings on tobacco products that effective? A study including 14 countries, scientist found that half of the smokers in six countries have wanted to quit because of the graphic images and health warnings.
Poland was found to be the only country that had smokers unresponsive to the tobacco labels. The more graphic the more emotional response the smokers had, scientist said. Brazil and Thailand had the most graphic pictures and highest number of smokers attempting to quit because of the warnings.
Meanwhile, it’s one thing for a smoker to want to quit and a smoker taking the actual steps to quit. Quitting smoke takes a lot of time and effort. The following is advice smokers should remember when they attempt to quit smoking.
First, write down the reason why you want to quit smoking. These can be a range of reasons such as: setting a better example for kids, or avoiding serious health problems. Second, realize why you choose to smoke. It may be acting as an antidepressant. Smoking may be substituting something that is missing in your life. Be realistic and set small goals at a time. If you decide to quit cold turkey you won’t have promising results. Rather, set small goals, for example, cut back on x amount of cigarettes a day. This way you are bound to see higher, better results.
Just remember to stay positive in order to be successful.
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