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Industry Anti-Smoking Ads Make Kids Smoke - Report

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neo1980    0

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Advertisements launched by the tobacco industry to limit teen smoking may actually make them want to smoke more, researchers and anti-smoking activists said on Wednesday.

The ads seem to appeal to the contrary nature of many teens, and are "distinctly counter" to expert findings that have found that directly telling teens not to smoke only encourages them, a report published in the American Journal of Public Health finds.

They urged Philip Morris Cos Inc to drop its "Think. Don't Smoke" campaign, and said their own approach seemed to work better to discourage adolescents from smoking.

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=stor...dvertising_dc_1

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UKer    14

Maybe they should have pictures of parents enjoying a smoke, or better still politicians, then teens will think it's really uncool and won't go near fags! :)

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Keldyn    1

Moved to Real World Issues

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Fedr0    40

LOL!!

/me lights up a cigarette... Where's my coffee?!? :p

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altezza    0

It is really not a good habit to smoke. Don't let the kids smoke. The future generations will be worse off :(

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Hypercube    0

Interesting study. I think the canadian approach is better. They put graphical warnings on packs of cigarrette. The US should follow :)

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