Graphic Warning Labels in Cigarette Advertisements: Recall and Viewing Patterns

submitted by: andrewstrasser
Background: The Family Smoking Prevention and Control Act gave the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) legal authority to mandate graphic warning labels on cigarette advertising and packaging. The FDA requires that these graphic warning labels be embedded into cigarette advertising and packaging by September 2012. Purpose: The aim of this study was to examine differences in recall and viewing patterns of text-only versus graphic cigarette warning labels and the association between...
Authors: Andrew Strasser

Projected effects of tobacco smoking on worldwide tuberculosis control: mathematical modelling analysis

submitted by: ucsfnews
BMJ 2011; 343:d5506 ABSTRACT We constructed a state transition, compartmental, mathematical model of tuberculosis epidemics to estimate the impact of alternative future smoking trends on tuberculosis control. We projected tuberculosis incidence, prevalence, and mortality in each World Health Organization region from 2010 to 2050, and incorporated changing trends in smoking, case detection,...

Effect of the California Tobacco Control Program on Personal Health Care Expenditures

submitted by: glantz
Background Large state tobacco control programs have been shown to reduce smoking and would be expected to affect health care costs. We investigate the effect of California's large-scale tobacco control program on aggregate personal health care expenditures in the state. Methods and Findings Cointegrating regressions were used to predict (1) the difference in per capita cigarette consumption between California and 38 control states as a function of the...
Authors: James M Lightwood, Alexis Dinno, Stanton A Glantz