Mediational pathways of the impact of cigarette warning labels on quit attempts

H.H. Yong, R. Borland, J.F. Thrasher, M.E. Thompson, G.E. Nagelhout, G.T. Fong, D. Hammond, K.M. Cummings

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Objective: To test and develop, using structural equation modeling, a robust model of the mediational pathways through which health warning labels exert their influence on smokers' subsequent quitting behavior. Method: Data come from the International Tobacco Control Four-Country Survey, a longitudinal cohort study conducted in Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Waves 5-6 data (n = 4,988) were used to calibrate the hypothesized model of warning label impact on subsequent quit attempts via a set of policy-specific and general psychosocial mediators. The finalized model was validated using Waves 6-7 data (n = 5065). Results: As hypothesized, warning label salience was positively associated with thoughts about risks of smoking stimulated by the warnings (beta=.58, p
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1410-1420
JournalHealth Psychology
Issue number11
Early online date30 Jun 2014
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jun 2014

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Yong, H. H., Borland, R., Thrasher, J. F., Thompson, M. E., Nagelhout, G. E., Fong, G. T., Hammond, D., & Cummings, K. M. (2014). Mediational pathways of the impact of cigarette warning labels on quit attempts. Health Psychology, 33(11), 1410-1420.