A lot of you might be trying to quit smoking; it is a good decision to make, especially since there are so many negative health implications that can be avoided when you quit. The push to help more people give up cigarette smoking has been around for a while too. In a recent study by Hofstra Law and its health law and policy department, policies such as visible pack display are among the many regulations designed to minimize the effects of harmful substances.
In a survey conducted by the World Health Organization, visible cigarette pack display and the warnings currently added to cigarette packs have helped more than 25% of the respondents quit smoking. CDC’s own anti-smoking campaign also prevented more than 16,000 tobacco-related deaths in 2012.
These numbers continue to grow as more regulations are being introduced.
You can find out more about the impact of health policies from the full infographic, How Health Law and Policy Changes Affect Public Consumption Habits by Hofstra Law.