Eugene David
...The One-Minute Pundit

Monday, June 27, 2011

An irritant:

Perhaps the strongest evidence for the new labels comes from the International Tobacco Control Evaluation Project, which has examined tobacco-control policies around the world.

After Thailand switched to graphic labels in 2005, for example, the project found that the percentage of smokers who reported thinking about health risks because of the warnings went up from about 35 percent to 55 percent. The percentage of smokers who said that the warnings made them more likely to quit rose from 31 percent to 46 percent.

Happily doesn't mention whether the number of Thais still smoking has gone down. This is like a hamburger recipe without the hamburger.

News hacks find so many different ways of being bad.

(Via AHTSJournal, which must find the new warning labels artistic)

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