Navigation Links
Many Smokers Still Deceived by Cigarette Labeling
Date:4/12/2011

TUESDAY, April 12 (HealthDay News) -- Many smokers in western nations still incorrectly believe that certain types of cigarettes, such as "mild" and "low tar" brands, are less of a health risk than others, a new study shows.

Researchers surveyed more than 8,000 smokers in Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States, and found that about one-fifth of them wrongly believed that "some cigarettes could be less harmful than others."

The study also found that many smokers incorrectly believed that slim cigarettes are less harmful, smooth-tasting cigarettes are less risky than hard-tasting cigarettes, filters reduce risk, and nicotine is responsible for most of the cancers caused by cigarettes.

The findings were published April 12 in the journal Addiction.

The researchers noted that more than 50 countries have banned the use of labels such as "light," "mild" and "low tar" on cigarettes. In response, some companies have changed their "light" cigarettes to "silver" and "gold" brands. For example, Marlboro Lights have become Marlboro Gold. A large percentage of smokers now equate those colors with low-risk cigarettes, said the study authors.

"The findings highlight the deceptive potential of 'slim' cigarette brands targeted primarily at young women. The findings also support the potential health benefits of plain packaging regulations that will soon take effect in Australia, under which all cigarettes will be sold in packages with the same plain color, without graphics or logos," study co-author Dr. David Hammond said in a journal news release.

More information

The American Cancer Society has more about smoking, tobacco and health.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCES: Addiction, news release, April 12, 2011


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Smokers believe silver, gold and slim cigarettes are less harmful
2. Blood Test Holds Hope for Spotting Lung Cancer in Nonsmokers
3. Babies Who Sleep in Smokers Rooms Face Thirdhand Smoke
4. Children of women who smoked during pregnancy at increased risk of becoming smokers
5. New targeted drug helps smokers stub it out
6. Prevalence of heavy smokers in US decreases
7. Text Messages May Help Smokers Kick the Addiction, Small Study Finds
8. Simple blood test detects early emphysema in smokers before symptoms appear
9. Lesser Known Lung Diseases Can Strike Smokers, Ex-Smokers
10. Smoking Scenes in Movies Light Up Smokers Brains
11. Current smokers with early rheumatoid arthritis less responsive to TNF inhibitors, methotrexate
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Many Smokers Still Deceived by Cigarette Labeling
(Date:3/24/2017)... , ... March 24, 2017 , ... ... Society (ONS) wanted to create a communications platform that positions them as the ... Elliance and ONS reinvented their online publication as an always-on, always-fresh news, views ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... ... March 24, 2017 , ... Gastro ... their partnership to prep patients for colonoscopy at the HyGIeaCare® Center that is ... Ave., Miami, FL. , The HyGIeaCare® Prep, cleared by the U.S. ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... ... March 24, 2017 , ... “Vintage and Harvest A Cultivation ... and college Bible teacher residing in North Carolina with his wife, Anna Marie. He ... them with six grandchildren. David is also the author of “Shadow and Substance.” , ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... ... 2017 , ... The physicians of KSF Orthopaedic Center PA are proud to ... location is located at 2255 E. Mossy Oaks Rd., Suite 440, Spring, Texas 77389 ... provide patients living in the north Houston area (The Woodlands, Conroe, Magnolia, Kingwood, Humble) ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... March 23, 2017 , ... The MBI “Hall of Fame” recognizes the ... acts have had a significant impact on the careers of all others involved. ... Inc. was inducted into the MBI’s Hall of Fame. The induction took place during ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:3/24/2017)... Research and Markets has announced the ... Strategies" report to their offering. ... Pain Management in the ... their physical pain, emphasizing consumer survey analysis, including trends over ... adults who have selected illnesses/conditions strongly associated with physical pain ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... 24, 2017 ShangPharma, a leading ... cost-effective drug development and discovery services, technology, ... industry, announced today the intent for a ... be consolidating the Contract Research Organizations (CRO) ... ChemPartner. These entities include ChemPartner Shanghai, ChemPartner ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... , Mar. 24, 2017 Research and Markets ... Pipeline Analysis, 2016" report to their offering. ... The IPF pipeline is very strong with a ... Merck & Co., Inc., Biogen and Sanofi are involved in the development ... of which one is in Phase III stage, 15 are in Phase ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: