Navigation Links
Influence of pro-smoking media messages lasts 7 days, study finds
Date:11/17/2013

Exposure to a single pro-smoking media message increases college-aged students' risk of using tobacco for seven days, providing new clues about the influence of media on smoking, according to a new RAND Corporation study.

The novel project is the first to attempt to quantify the persistence that cigarette advertising and other pro-smoking media messages have on consumers. The study is published online by the Journal of Adolescent Health.

Researchers say the findings have important implications for policies that limit tobacco advertising and other efforts aimed at curbing youth tobacco use.

"We were surprised how long the influence of pro-smoking messages lasted," said Steven Martino, a study co-author and a psychologist at RAND, a nonprofit research organization. "The results suggest that positive media messages about smoking are likely to influence behavior even if opportunities to smoke occur infrequently."

The study involved 134 college students in Pittsburgh aged 18 to 24 who were given hand-held devices that allowed them to document their exposure to pro-smoking media messages during their normal routine over a three-week period. Participants included both nonsmokers and those who smoke either regularly or occasionally.

After viewing a pro-smoking advertisement or message, participants reported their smoking intentions and ability to refuse tobacco by answering a series of questions such as, "Do you think you will try a cigarette anytime soon?" The hand-held devices also prompted participants to answer these questions at other times during the day when they were not exposed to pro-smoking messages.

This study design allowed the researchers to see how long the effects of exposure to a pro-smoking message could be detected in participants' responses to the survey questions.

Researchers found that after exposure to a single pro-smoking media message, smoking intentions immediately increa
'/>"/>

Contact: Warren Robak
robak@rand.org
310-451-6913
RAND Corporation
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Menstrual cycle influences concussion outcomes
2. Da Vinci Lawsuit News: FDA Suggests Robotic Surgery Training May be Influenced by Rising Number of Da Vinci Robotic Surgery Complications, Reports Wright & Schulte
3. Researchers discover that the body clock may influence morning peak in adverse cardiovascular events
4. New Beginnings CEO Johnny Patout Outlines the Top 3 Drug and Alcohol Influencers in a Teen’s Life
5. A shorter interruption of anti-thrombotics does not influence peri-operative complications
6. Reimbursement systems influence achievement of cholesterol targets
7. Mood is influenced by immune cells called to the brain in response to stress
8. New findings could influence the development of therapies to treat dengue disease
9. Behavior change may have the greatest influence on waves of influenza outbreak: McMaster study
10. Telomere length influences cancer cell differentiation
11. Commonly Prescribed Drugs May Influence the Onset and Progression of Alzheimer’s Disease
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/5/2015)... COVINGTON, LOUISIANA (PRWEB) March 05, 2015 ... announce its continued support of the annual American Heart ... This year, Bret Kolman, Lakeview Regional Chief Executive Officer, ... take place on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at Fontainebleau ... event sponsorship, Lakeview Regional has 20 individual teams participating ...
(Date:3/5/2015)... New fiber fix heat wrap, a fiber glass adhesive launched ... kind product, manufactured to withstand the highest of temperatures. This ... in the market by customers who look to mold together ... cannot be done with the usual adhesives. , A spokesperson ... our new product Fiber Fix Heat Warp and already see ...
(Date:3/5/2015)... The cornerstone of the Vacuworx design ... smarter commercial lifting system and with the introduction of ... in more green construction projects . , Vacuworx ... System for lifting concrete road slabs and the Hydraulic ... projects. , The Octapad System was designed with ...
(Date:3/5/2015)... March 05, 2015 March is ... information campaign sponsored by the Academy of Nutrition ... a Healthy Lifestyle," which promotes the consumption of ... for achieving and maintaining a healthy weight, reducing ... , Whether a person is new to ...
(Date:3/5/2015)... Medical professionals suggest the physician shortage is no ... is worsening. The demand for doctors far exceeds the ... of the physician shortage, health care organizations and medical ... physicians and advanced practitioners throughout the U.S. through a ... Physician openings take an average of 204 days to ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Get Your Heart Set on Walking a Better "Path" - Lakeview Regional Medical Center Sponsors Northshore Heart Walk 2Health News:Get Your Heart Set on Walking a Better "Path" - Lakeview Regional Medical Center Sponsors Northshore Heart Walk 3Health News:TheHardwareCity.com Launches New Fiber Fix Heat Wrap For High Temperature Applications 2Health News:New Vacuworx Concrete Lifting Systems Aid Safer, Greener Environment As Contractors Seek LEED Incentives 2Health News:New Vacuworx Concrete Lifting Systems Aid Safer, Greener Environment As Contractors Seek LEED Incentives 3Health News:National Nutrition Month® Tips for Athletes from the Austin Sports Medicine Team at Medicine in Motion 2Health News:National Nutrition Month® Tips for Athletes from the Austin Sports Medicine Team at Medicine in Motion 3Health News:Physician Shortage Crisis Worsening 2
... painful rashes. Prescription medications including steroid creams that ... ,When over five million Americans suffer from that ... frenzied response, especially when backed by some kind of ... even though experts are skeptical. ,"We can ...
... of anthropologists have embarked on a project to save Tibetan ... professor Gerald Roche, the volunteer-run Tibetan Endangered Music Project (TEMP) ... and return them back to the community. ,"The ... them to our communities. We want to record as many ...
... countries holding an international summit on bird flu in Aviemore ... birds are not an answer to the outbreaks of ... the Avian Flu Task Force under the UN international convention ... wild birds have been infected in some cases, the scientists ...
... to help people quit smoking? Get a national TV network ... of a new study that found calls to a national ... anchor Peter Jennings death from lung cancer. ,Its ... also have to advertise it, said Erik Augustson, a behavioral ...
... be negative, write Professor Desmond O'Neill and colleagues. Yet ... prudent driving behaviours. Furthermore, stopping driving can limit ... independent risk factor for entry into a nursing home. ... therefore try to balance mobility and safety in the ...
... Alteon Inc. announced today that it has dosed ... trial (Study 201) of ALT-2074, its lead glutathione peroxidase ... haptoglobin that renders them at high risk for cardiovascular ... designed to evaluate ALT-2074's ability to lower inflammatory cardiovascular ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Experts Critical of a New OTC Product to Treat Psoriasis 2Health News:Experts Critical of a New OTC Product to Treat Psoriasis 3Health News:Digital Music Project Aims to Save Tibetan Folk Songs from Extinction 2Health News:National TV Promotion Triples Calls to Smoking Cessation Hotline 2Health News:Alteon Initiates Phase 2 Trial of ALT-2074 in Diabetes and Haptoglobin 2-2 2
(Date:3/4/2015)... March 4, 2015 The March 3, 2015, order from ... must change their products, labels to clarify the drugs, intended ... and stroke is necessary to protect the public from injury ... partner at Simmons Hanly Conroy . The ... that the products – currently taken by millions of U.S. ...
(Date:3/4/2015)... CITY, Kan. , March 4, 2015   ... a pet therapeutics company focused on the licensing, development ... today announced that it will present at the ... 10-12, 2015, at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel in ... Steven St. Peter , M.D., President and Chief ...
(Date:3/4/2015)... N.J. , March 4, 2015  Bayer ... Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted the company,s Biologics ... Factor VIII compound.  Bayer is seeking FDA approval ... for the treatment of hemophilia A in children ... to continually bringing new therapies to hemophilia A ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Simmons Hanly Conroy, LLC: FDA Orders Label Warnings on Testosterone Drugs Concerning Normal Aging Use and Heart Attack-Stroke Risks 2Aratana Therapeutics to Present at the Barclays Global Healthcare Conference 2FDA Accepts Bayer's Biologics License Application for Investigational Treatment Option in Hemophilia A 2FDA Accepts Bayer's Biologics License Application for Investigational Treatment Option in Hemophilia A 3
... , May 10 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- On April ... cases with Beijing Un-Assegai Technical &,Trade Co. Ltd. (hereinafter referred ... China , as claimant and U.S. Abbott,Laboratories (Abbott U.S.; ... by the,China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC), which,has ...
... , Fla., May 10 Dr. Richard ... with newly diagnosed type 1 diabetes for Protege Encore, a ... of two Phase III studies testing the safety and efficacy ... as Protege, has completed enrollment of more than 530 subjects ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Assegai Wins Big Settlement Against ABBOTT's Subsidiary 2Protege Encore Clinical Trial Evaluates New Investigational Approach For Individuals Recently Diagnosed With Type 1 Diabetes 2
... enables highly sensitive time-resolved fluorescence detection ... fluorophores. These compounds are excited with ... fluorescence lifetimes (several hundred microseconds), large ... profiles at 620 nm. Therefore with ...
... most advanced multi-functional microplate detection system, ... performance without compromising flexibility. ,The ... on the Ultra instrument platform. New ... adds to the flexibility of the ...
... OPTIMA is a fully automated microplate ... different measurement principles:, , Fluorescence Polarization ... Fluorescence , High-Performance Luminescence (flash ... ,It is designed for the ...
... FLUOstar is a flexible multifunction plate reader ... one instrument: fluorescence intensity, time-resolved fluorescence, high-perfomance ... be equipped with injectors that deliver reagent ... fast kinetic cell assays can be performed ...
Medicine Products: