Many Smokers Are Unaware Of These Tobacco Truths
Truthful statements about the health effects of cigarette smoking may come as a surprise to many smokers, a new study suggests.
Smokers in the study were presented with statements about the dangers of smoking that a federal judge in 2006 ordered to be placed on cigarette packaging and ads, but which the tobacco industry is appealing. The statements include information such as how the tobacco industry deliberately pumps in more nicotine to make tobacco more addictive. More than a third of the smokers said that the information was new to them.
Some were so angered by the statements that they said they were motivated to quit, the study found.