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Times Now: Discussing Smoking-risks With Network Boosts Intent To Quit, Suggests Study

By February 7, 2020July 6th, 2020No Comments

“In a study based involving a group of smokers and non-smokers, researchers have found that awareness among smokers and their assessment of smoking’s risks became more accurate by discussing their ideas with other people.

The study was conducted by doctoral candidate Douglas Guilbeault and Professor Damon Centola who found that most people, smokers and non-smokers alike, were nowhere near accurate in their answers to the question, how many people will die from tobacco use in developed countries in 2030? And other questions about smoking’s health effects. The study was published in the journal PLOS ONE.”

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    Damon Centola, PhD

    Professor in the Annenberg School for Communication, the School of Arts and Sciences, and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences