About Careers MedBlog Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

Teens Highly Influenced by Cigarette Ads

by Kathy Jones on January 18, 2011 at 9:40 PM
Font : A-A+

 Teens Highly Influenced by Cigarette Ads

Researchers at the Dartmouth Medical Center in New Hampshire have found that attractive ads featuring cigarette influence teens to take up the habit.

The study involved 2,100 public school students with an age range of 10 to 17 years old, having an average age of 12.5 years, in Germany. It found that 277 youngsters who had never smoked ended up lighting up after viewing attractive tobacco ads.

Advertisement

At the start of the study the students were shown 12 ads with branding removed. Six of the ads were of cigarettes and the remaining were of other products. After nine months, some 13% started smoking.

"There is a mental model for how advertising works. After viewing an ad, teens start having favorable thoughts about smoking: 'it might be fun, it might make me more socially accepted.' This preceded any intent to smoke on their part," said study co-author Dr. James D. Sargent, a professor of pediatrics and family and community medicine at Dartmouth Medical Center in New Hampshire.

The study is due to be printed in the February issue of Pediatrics.



Source: Medindia
Advertisement

Advertisement
News A-Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
What's New on Medindia
Diet and Oral Health: The Sugary Connection May Become Sour
World AIDS Day 2022 - Equalize!
Test Your Knowledge on Sugar Intake and Oral Health
View all
Recommended Reading
News Archive
Date
Category
Advertisement
News Category

Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

More News on:
Health Hazards of Smoking Smoking And Cancer Smoking And Tobacco Smoking among Women Cigarette Smoking - A Silent Killer Antioxidants to Help You When You Quit Smoking 

Most Popular on Medindia

Drug - Food Interactions Selfie Addiction Calculator Sinopril (2mg) (Lacidipine) Pregnancy Confirmation Calculator Vent Forte (Theophylline) Find a Hospital Sanatogen Diaphragmatic Hernia Iron Intake Calculator Post-Nasal Drip
This site uses cookies to deliver our services.By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use  Ok, Got it. Close
×

Teens Highly Influenced by Cigarette Ads Personalised Printable Document (PDF)

Please complete this form and we'll send you a personalised information that is requested

You may use this for your own reference or forward it to your friends.

Please use the information prudently. If you are not a medical doctor please remember to consult your healthcare provider as this information is not a substitute for professional advice.

Name *

Email Address *

Country *

Areas of Interests