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Ontario, the Kanada.- The image & # 39; to experience disgust or dislike of & # 39; individual who is smoking may cause smokers to get rid of this harmful habit, 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 replace the illustrations about the harmful effects of tobacco on the body appearing in & # 39; cigarette packets, by 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 authors emphasize the work 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.