Titled, “Effect of Graphic Warning Labels on Cigarette Packs on US Smokers’ Cognitions and Smoking Behavior After 3 Months,” the study consisted of a randomized clinical trial of the effect of a 3-month, real-world experience of cigarettes with GWL packaging.

The participants consisted of daily smokers from San Diego, California, aged 21 to 65 years, who were not ready to quit. The research team found that GWL decreased the positive perceptions of cigarettes without clearly increasing health concerns. Moreover, they seemed to increase quitting cognitions without affecting cigarette cessation or consumption levels.

“Placing graphic warning labels on US cigarette packs did not have an effect on smoking behavior; however, these findings suggest that they may enhance other tobacco control strategies to reduce cigarette smoking,” read the study Abstract.

US warning labels delayed for the forth time

Meanwhile, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently ordered that tobacco manufacturers have graphic warning labels on their cigarette packs by July 13, 2022. A previous article on Vaping Post highlighted that “this is at least the fourth delay on the FDA’s graphic warning label when counting previously set requirement dates of June 18, 2021; October 16, 2021; January 14, 2022; and April 14, 2022.”

The USA Criticized For Its Non-Effective Tobacco Warning System

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