16 December 2019

Dutch smokers more aware of risks since launch of photo health warnings

Since the introduction of photos on the packaging of tobacco products in 2016, Dutch smokers have become more aware of the harmful effects of their addiction. Nevertheless, there are still gaps in smokers’ knowledge, especially among those with a low educational level. Dutch smokers also seem to be lagging behind their counterparts in other European countries when it comes to knowledge about the dangers of smoking. This is the conclusion of PhD research by health scientist Dirk Jan van Mourik, who will be defending his thesis at Maastricht University on Tuesday.