Many Smokers Still Surprised by Facts about Tobacco’s Dangers
In 2006, the tobacco industry was mandated to provide accurate statements about the dangers of smoking, correcting years of denials.
Due to legal appeals, the tobacco industry has been successful at delaying the dissemination of corrective statements about the dangers of smoking.
Between half and one-third of smokers presented with corrective statements about the dangers of smoking indicated that some of the information was new to them.
Smokers who found corrective information about the dangers of smoking novel were more likely to express motivation to quit.