(Caracas, 25 & # 39; in November. News24) – Pictures & # 39; to experience disgust or dislike of & # 39; an individual who is smoking may cause smokers to get rid of this habit that is & # 39; harmful to their health, According to a study published this week in the Journal of Consumer Affairs.
F & # 39; experiment, researchers at the University & # 39; Western Ontario (Canada) decided to change illustrations about the harmful effects of tobacco on the body appearing in & # 39; cigarette packs, from pictures & # 39; facial expressions of people.
The research involved 156 smokers, who were shown two packages with the same motto ( "This is how people perceive smoking"), but with & # 39; different illustrations. At first, the package & # 39; & # cigarettes was polished by 39; image & # 39; people with & # 39; neutral facial expression, while the second, people showed disgust.
The experiment revealed that, when he saw the second image, smokers fainting and showed a willingness to be decided by smoking.
However, The work authors emphasize that this method can & # 39; is not entirely ethical, because it & # 39; causing additional stress among those who can not quit smoking. For this reason they suggest the need for & # 39; further studies in & # 39; this regard.
With information from RT