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A review of the science base to support the development of health warnings for tobacco packages.

Creator:

Sambrook Research International

Type: Article
Region: Republic of Ireland
Northern Ireland
Description:

Executive summary............................................... 1 Background, objectives, method and sample ............ 5 Scientific knowledge on health labelling.............. 7 â?¢ How consumers look at packaging / labels 7 â?¢ Effectiveness of warning labels generally 8 Scientific knowledge on tobacco warning labels..... 9 â?¢ Background information on tobacco warning labelling 9 â?¢ Review of scientific knowledge on general tobacco warning labelling 10 â?¢ Evaluation of the effectiveness of TEXT ONLY tobacco health warnings 14 â?¢ Evaluation of the effectiveness of specific pictorial tobacco health warnings 20 Principles of effective tobacco warning labels ...... 40 â?¢ Effectiveness of graphic warnings versus text only messages 40 â?¢ Analysis of warning effectiveness 42 â?¢ Key design parameters to create effective warning labels 46 Scientific evidence of health effects of tobacco ... 49 â?¢ Overview of the main illnesses related to smoking and second-hand smoke 49 â?¢ Review of the scientific evidence of the health effects of tobacco 51 â?¢ Health and other benefits from smoking cessation 80 Proposals for new tobacco health warnings............. 81 â?¢ Proposed new warning messages 81 Overall conclusions and recommendations.............. 108 â?¢ Main findings and overall conclusions 108 â?¢ Recommendations 110 Appendices .......................................... 111 â?¢ Appendix 1 â?" References regarding effectiveness of health warnings 112 â?¢ Appendix 2 â?" Evidence on effectiveness of tobacco health warning labels in general 117 â?¢ Appendix 3 â?" Evidence of effectiveness of pictorial warnings versus text only 127 â?¢ Appendix 4 - Overview of tobacco warning messages used with pictorial warnings 131 â?¢ Appendix 5 -Information on health labelling in non-tobacco sectors 135 â?¢ Appendix 6 â?" The 42 pictorials used in the EU 141 â?¢ Appendix 7 â?" Plain packaging and its likely impact 146 â?¢ Appendix 8 â?" References regarding the health effects of smoking 149 â?¢ Appendix 9 â?" List of people contacted for feedback 153

Date:

01/01/2009

Rights: Public
Suggested citation:

Sambrook Research International. (2009) A review of the science base to support the development of health warnings for tobacco packages. [Online]. Available from: http://publichealthwell.ie/node/647815 [Accessed: 21st September 2019].

  

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