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UIC Finds U.S. Smoking Would Drop by Millions with Graphic Cigarette Warnings

The U.S. would have several million fewer smokers if graphic warning labels, similar to those introduced in Canada nearly a decade ago, were required on cigarette packs, according to researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Waterloo. The Canadian labels led to a 2.9 to 4.7 percentage point drop in smoking rates – which would mean 5.3 to 8.6 million fewer smokers in the U.S. if the same result were obtained. The findings are published online in the journal Tobacco Control.