A qualitative study on the effects of the warning statements on cigarette pockets: A sample of biology education

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ERPA International Congresses on Education (ERPA), Athens, Greece, 4 - 07 June 2015, vol.26 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 26
  • Doi Number: 10.1051/shsconf/20162601125
  • City: Athens
  • Country: Greece
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


The aim of this study is to reveal the effects of the written and combined warning statements which are obligatorily covered on cigarette packs on students. The participants of the study were fourteen volunteer undergraduate students. The data of the study were collected through semi-structured interview forms. During the interviews the participants were shown cigarette packs with written and combined warning statements. Then they were asked to answer the interview items. The items were developed based on the review of the related literature. Lastly, these items were reviewed by the field experts. These were used in a pilot study on three students. The data gathered were analysed through content analysis. It was found that for participants the effects of the written warning statements were less than those of combined warning statements. However, they also reported that all warning statements were not so influential in quitting smoking. More research is needed on this topic.