Plain packs and larger graphic health warnings cause smokers to put their packs away

23 January 2014

Smokers are less willing to display their packs in public and smoke in outdoor areas since plain packaging was introduced, new research has found.
The Cancer Council Victoria research aimed to evaluate whether cigarette pack display (packs visible on tables) and smoking at outdoor venues changed following the introduction of plain packaging and larger graphic health warnings in December 2012. Researchers counted patrons, smokers and tobacco packs at cafes, restaurants and bars with outdoor seating for several months both before and after the introduction of plain packaging.
An article about the research is published in Addiction (News Item Quit Victoria, 17 January 2014).
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