An old friend, Shirl Kennedy, is the editor of Docuticker.com. She is also the reference librarian at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, FL. I do not know how she gets the time to do all that she does, but I am thankful that she continues to do it all.
One of her latest posts alerts us to the unexpected impact of certain anti-smoking ads. Or, could it be the ads are having exactly the impact the tobacco industry hoped they would have?
From press release: “Televised ads sponsored by tobacco companies and targeted at youth do not change teen smoking outcomes, according to a study published online today by the American Journal of Public Health. Results from the study also show that tobacco industry-sponsored prevention ads intended for parents may have harmful effects on older youth, lowering youth perceptions about the danger of smoking and increasing their likelihood of smoking.”