Study shows smokers more likely to quit when watching, reading anti-smoking ads


[lin_video src=×9&auto_next=1&auto_start=0&div_id=videoplayer-1370039748&height=480&page_count=5&pf_id=9624&show_title=1&va_id=4079839&width=640&windows=2 service=syndicaster width=640 height=480 div_id=videoplayer-1370039748 type=script]BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — New research indicates that people who are trying to quit smoking have a better chance at quitting if they pick up a magazine or watch a little television.

The global study, led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), was conducted in 17 different countries.

More than 260,000 people participated in the study.

After three years, 14 of the participating countries showed a significant decrease in smoking rates when smokers were inundated with anti-smoking images.

That includes everything from billboards and magazines to radio and television spots.

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