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Study: Graphic Warning Labels May Not Deter Smoking

Adding graphic images to cigarette packages to warn of the dangers of smoking doesn’t appear to be a deterrent, according to a new study. Writing in the journal Communication Research, researchers from the University of Illinois say the main reason the warnings don’t work is that they are "perceived by many as a threat to their freedom, choice or autonomy, and they respond accordingly. "What we found is that most people don't like these warning labels, whether they are...

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