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Pictorial Warning Messages on Cigarette Packs Are Most Effective When Diseased Body Parts and Testimonials Are Included, New Study Finds

Researchers analyzed over 300 pictorial warning labels to determine which features are most effective at getting smokers to quit.

Faculty News

Annenberg Faculty Receives Grant for Tobacco Regulatory Science Research

Professor Joseph Cappella will oversee a project on "reduced harm" tobacco products.


Thinking Beyond Yourself Can Make You More Open to Healthy Lifestyle Choices

A new study investigated how people respond to health messaging.


New Study Finds Visuals of Vaping in E-Cigarette Advertisements Increase Anti-Vaping Beliefs and Policy Opinions

When vaping portrayals are reminiscent of cigarette smoking, viewers are likely to form negative opinions of vaping.


Educational Program Successful at Reducing Forced Sex in South African Adolescents

Given to sixth graders, the 12 hour program had effects lasting for at least four years.


Alarm and Response for Emerging Health Threats: Social Media, News and Zika

Traditional news accounts and Twitter messages had different associations with risk perceptions and behavior during the 2016 U.S. Zika virus outbreak.


Pro-Tobacco Videos on YouTube Sway Young Adults on E-Cigarettes and Hookahs

While cigarette advertising and marketing have been restricted in one way or another since the ’60s, videos on YouTube are largely unregulated.


False Beliefs About MMR Vaccine Found to Influence Acceptance of Zika Vaccine

However, people who believe in the power of science are more likely to use vaccines.


Social Media Can Complement Surveys on Public Health Issues

A new study suggests that social media conversations can be used to monitor and predict people’s attitudes and knowledge about Zika.

Undergraduate News

Communication Majors Get Hands-On, Quantitative Research Experience in New Course

This kind of course on study design and statistical methods often isn't taught until graduate school.