BIAS OF THE WEEK

Affect Heutistic

Frightening warning labels were added to cigarette packets to discourage smoking

20% of smokers reported smoking less as a result of warning labels

Our decision are often affected by the emotions we feel in the moment when making decisions. 

See the full study here :

Hammond, D., Fong, G. T., McDonald, P. W., Brown, K. S., & Cameron, R. (2004). Graphic Canadian cigarette warning labels and adverse outcomes: evidence from Canadian smokers. American journal of public health94(8), 1442-1445.https://doi.org/10.2105/AJPH.94.8.1442

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