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Health Educ Behav. 2015 Aug;42(4):480-6. doi: 10.1177/1090198114564503. Epub 2015 Jan 14.

The U.S. National Tips From Former Smokers Antismoking Campaign: Promoting Awareness of Smoking-Related Risks, Cessation Resources, and Cessation Behaviors.

Author information

1
University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, USA huangl@email.unc.edu.
2
University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, USA National Institute of Public Health, Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico.
3
National Institute of Public Health, Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico.
4
Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA.
5
Rosewell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY, USA.
6
University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK.
7
Maastricht University, Maastricht, Netherlands.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

Evaluate the second flight of the U.S. Tips From Former Smokers (Tips) campaign.

METHOD:

Data were analyzed from an online consumer panel of U.S. adult smokers before (n = 1,404) and after (n = 1,401) the 2013 Tips campaign launch. Generalized estimating equation models assessed whether the Tips advertisement recall was associated with knowledge about smoking-related risks in the Tips advertisements, awareness and use of a toll-free quitline and cessation websites, and quit attempts.

RESULTS:

Seventy-one percent of participants at Wave 2 reported that they recalled seeing at least one Tips advertisement. Smokers who recalled seeing a Tips advertisement were more likely to (a) show increases over baseline in knowledge of health risks such as amputation: 65% versus 34%, p < .001; blindness: 27% versus 12%, p < .001; and (b) to be aware of a quitline (41% vs. 30%, p < .001) and cessation website (28% vs. 20%, p < .001). Recall of Tips advertisements was also associated with greater likelihood of reporting having visited cessation websites (odds ratio [OR] = 1.62, 95% confidence interval [CI] = 1.27-2.06), having called a quitline (OR = 2.28, 95% CI = 1.61-3.24), and having made a quit attempt (OR = 1.18, 95% CI = 1.00-1.39), although these results were only statistically significant in the unadjusted models.

CONCLUSIONS:

The 2013 Tips campaign was successful in increasing knowledge of health risks and awareness of tobacco cessation resources.

KEYWORDS:

health communication; health promotion; media; outcome evaluation; smoking and tobacco use

PMID:
25588934
PMCID:
PMC4501900
DOI:
10.1177/1090198114564503
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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