Golmier, Isabelle; Chebat, Jean-Charles; Gélinas-Chebat, Claire
February 2007
Psychological Reports;Feb2007, Vol. 100 Issue 1, p3
Academic Journal
Scenes in movies where smoking occurs have been empirically shown to influence teenagers to smoke cigarettes. The capacity of a Canadian warning label on cigarette packages to decrease the effects of smoking scenes in popular movies has been investigated. A 2 × 3 factorial design was used to test the effects of the same movie scene with or without electronic manipulation of all elements related to smoking, and cigarette pack warnings, i.e., no warning, text-only warning, and text+picture warning. Smoking-related stereotypes and intent to smoke of teenagers were measured. It was found that, in the absence of warning, and in the presence of smoking scenes, teenagers showed positive smoking-related stereotypes. However, these effects were not observed if the teenagers were first exposed to a picture and text warning. Also, smoking-related stereotypes mediated the relationship of the combined presentation of a text and picture warning and a smoking scene on teenagers' intent to smoke. Effectiveness of Canadian warning labels to prevent or to decrease cigarette smoking among teenagers is discussed, and areas of research are proposed.


Related Articles

  • Smokers' recall of Australian graphic cigarette packet warnings & awareness of associated health effects, 2005-2008. Miller, Caroline L.; Quester, Pascale G.; Hill, David J.; Hiller, Janet E. // BMC Public Health;2011, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p238 

    Background: In 2006, Australia introduced graphic cigarette packet warnings. The new warnings include one of 14 pictures, many depicting tobacco-related pathology. The warnings were introduced in two sets; Set A in March and Set B from November. This study explores their impact on smokers'...

  • The impact and acceptability of Canadian-style cigarette warning labels among U.S. smokers and nonsmokers. Peters, Ellen; Romer, Daniel; Slovic, Paul; Jamieson, Kathleen Hall; Wharfield, Leisha; Mertz, C. K.; Carpenter, Stephanie M. // Nicotine & Tobacco Research;Apr2007, Vol. 9 Issue 4, p473 

    Cigarette smoking is a major source of mortality and medical costs in the United States. More graphic and salient warning labels on cigarette packs as used in Canada may help to reduce smoking initiation and increase quit attempts. However, the labels also may lead to defensive reactions among...

  • Mauritius: poorer people like tough warnings. Simpson, David // Tobacco Control;Dec2007, Vol. 16 Issue 6, p365 

    The article reports on the acceptability of skull and crossbones on cigarette packs in Mauritius. According to a survey conducted by health organization ViSa, cigarette packs with these images got favorable ratings as to general acceptability and agreement with the view that such warnings might...

  • Movie smoking and urge to smoke among adult smokers. Sargent, James D.; Morgenstern, Matthis; Isensee, Barbara; Hanewinkel, Reiner // Nicotine & Tobacco Research;Sep2009, Vol. 11 Issue 9, p1042 

    Introduction: Few studies have assessed the association between exposure to movie smoking and urge to smoke under real-world conditions.

  • Tobacco use in popular movies during the past decade. Mekemson, C.; Glik, D.; Titus, K.; Myerson, A.; Shaivitz, A.; Ang, A.; Mitchell, S. // Tobacco Control;Dec2004, Vol. 13 Issue 4, p400 

    Objective: The top 50 commercially successful films released per year from 1991 to 2000 were content coded to assess trends in tobacco use over time and attributes of films predictive of higher smoking rates. Design: This observational study used media content analysis methods to generate data...

  • CIGARETTE PACKS UNDER ATTACK.  // Brand Packaging;Apr2008, Vol. 12 Issue 3, p4 

    The article presents information on the growing efforts of anti-smoking groups from across the world to regulate cigarette packaging. Recently groups in New Zealand succeeded in enforcing legislation that would require tobacco product manufacturer to print photos of diseased lungs, gangrenous...

  • How Graphic Visual Health Warnings Affect Young Smokers' Thoughts of Quitting. ANDREWS, J. CRAIG; NETEMEYER, RICHARD G.; KEES, JEREMY; BURTON, SCOT // Journal of Marketing Research (JMR);Apr2014, Vol. 51 Issue 2, p165 

    Two-thirds of adolescent and young adult smokers become lifetime smokers, and one-half of those lifetime smokers will die from this habit. The authors examine alternative persuasive pathways to thoughts of quitting taken by adolescent and young adult smokers when exposed to graphic visual health...

  • Impact of Female-Oriented Cigarette Packaging in the United States. Hammond, David; Doxey, Juliana; Daniel, Samantha; Bansal-Travers, Maansi // Nicotine & Tobacco Research;Jul2011, Vol. 13 Issue 7, p579 

    Introduction: Cigarette packaging is among the most prominent forms of tobacco marketing. This study examined the impact of cigarette pack design among young women in the United States. Method: A national sample of 18- to 19-year-old females in the United States completed an online survey in...

  • Perceptions of young Jordanian adults to proposed anti-tobacco pictorial warning labels. Hawari, Feras I.; Bader, Rasha K.; Beano, Hamza M.; Obeidat, Nour A.; Ayub, Hiba S.; Habashneh, Malek A.; Shtaiwi, Aisha S.; Shihab, Rawan A.; Madanat, Hala N.; Novotny, Thomas E. // BMC Public Health;2011, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p414 

    Background: In commitment to the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), four new pictorial warnings are now being proposed for display on cigarette packages sold in Jordan. The aim of this study was to gauge the immediate perceptions of young Jordanian adults towards these new...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics