Will Scary Photos Deter Smokers?
Interview: Andy Chambers, MD, associate professor of psychiatry, IU School of Medicine.
The FDA announced that starting next year, it will require cigarette packages to display graphic pictures and no-nonsense slogans. The decision was based on the assumption that photographs of rotting teeth or blackened lungs will convince a smoker not to light up.
Or at the very least, they might deter a non-smoker from starting.
Will it work? Barbara Lewis asks Andy Chambers, MD, an Indiana University psychiatrist who focuses on addiction and mental health issues.
Dr. Chambers is an associate professor of psychiatry at the IU School of Medicine. His research focuses on the use of drugs and psychotherapy to treat nicotine addiction.