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Many Smokers Are Still Surprised by Facts About Tobacco’s Dangers

A new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine finds that many smokers still find accurate and detailed facts about the dangers of tobacco both new and motivating in terms of their desire to quit. This finding proved to be especially marked among members of groups that are most likely to be smokers today.

“The tobacco industry systematically deceived the public for decades, denying that smoking was dangerous or addictive,” explained one of the study’s authors James Thrasher, associate professor at the University of South Carolina Arnold School of Public Health. 

Meanwhile cigarette makers were actually designing their products to be more addictive to increase sales. Read more…