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Communicating Smoking Risks Through Graphic Warning Labels

Phase 3
18 Years
65 Years
Open (Enrolling)
Lung Cancer, Heart Disease

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Trial Information

Communicating Smoking Risks Through Graphic Warning Labels

Inclusion Criteria:

- smoke between 5 and 40 cigarettes per day and 100 in lifetime

- Not currently trying to quit

- between 18 and 65 years of age

Exclusion Criteria:

- smokes 120's or roll-your own or noncommercial cigarettes

- pregnant or breastfeeding

- history of substance abuse past 5 years

- more than 25 standard alcohol drinks per week

- use of other nicotine products, such as cigars, nicotine gum

- current treatment for copd, cancer, pulmonary disease, alcohol/drug dependence

- current treatment for a psychiatric condition

- physical/visual/mental impairment that prevents reading from a computer screen

- not US resident

- unable to read English

- English not main language

- other member of household in study

- friend who smokes in study

- unable to attend weekly appointments between 9 am and 6 pm Monday-Friday

- unable to use hand-held computer to enter daily mood ratings

Type of Study:


Study Design:

Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Prevention

Outcome Measure:

Intention to try to quit smoking in next 30 days

Outcome Time Frame:

Assessed after 4 weeks of exposure to new labels

Safety Issue:


Principal Investigator

Daniel Romer, PhD

Investigator Role:

Principal Investigator

Investigator Affiliation:

University of Pennsylvania


United States: Institutional Review Board

Study ID:




Start Date:

January 2013

Completion Date:

February 2014

Related Keywords:

  • Lung Cancer
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Diseases
  • Lung Neoplasms



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