I explained the science behind healthy choices. The UK, France and Ireland have recently become countries that manufacture and pack plain tobacco. Individuals interested in buying cigarettes will not be deterred by the company’s sticker (signs), but rather by the large health advertisement on the top of the box. Different types of diseases will be illustrated on other boxes. Such as lung and intestinal disease and some places will display the world’s ugliest colors on different boxes, including greenish-grey and some colors that are not obvious. Sarah Cottrell is a doctoral student in psychology at Harvard University. The Washington Post and the International Business Times have covered his academic work, and several other electronic media outlets, including The New York Times, have also praised his work. Sarah is diagnosed with kidney cancer and is facing the difficulties that a cancer patient faces.
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These are especially healthy measures for non-smokers. But psychological research has highlighted why it’s not so effective. Other strategies have also been examined and compared to those already addicted to smoking cessation. Smoking, unhealthy eating habits and buying things beyond your budget are habits that cause concern. We perform these movements over and over knowing that they are dangerous for us. So we need to learn why these habits fail in order to overcome them. For this we first need to learn how reflexive functions affect learning and how it affects our decision-making power.
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For example, we know that people learn a behavior more quickly when the behavior is presented as a reward or punishment. Behavior is learned from the consequences of this time-out, i.e. punishment. But when any behavior and its consequences go unrevealed for months and years, a firm image is formed in our mind about it. A similar condition, if adopted in smoking and unhealthy eating habits, can have dire consequences. Those results are also less effective which result in no change in the individual. While smoking is a strong predictor of lung cancer and other lung diseases, smoking is a guarantee of cancer. When we want immediate satisfaction of our confusion, no argument can stand in our way.
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Uncertainty shows us the psychological path by which we base our self-satisfaction and resolve to exploit ourselves upon regaining consciousness. We can see how people without understanding focus their attention on smoking. It ignores the benefits and obscures the value created in its response. People follow the same process and when the unpleasant cravings created in response to smoking are reinforced, we need to intervene and change the habit at the same time. Graphic designs on cigarette packs have an impact on smokers, but many times, looking at these designs creates unpleasant feelings in response to which physical changes also occur. But each of these sketches does not have any special effect on them because these pictorial sketches give them inspiration about their future life but it does not have any special effect on them. The easiest and most effective solution is to intervene directly and immediately educate people about the dangers of smoking.
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In practice, the strategy is the same. If we individually impose an artificial consequence on someone and ask the people around us to enforce it. For example, if you decide that your wife allows you to smoke at night and you start doing it every night and at any time. Then we become addicted to the addiction and enjoy the state it creates, unaware of long-term recovery but also convinced that it works. About ten minutes after doing it, the thought comes that makes you rethink the unhealthy choice. This strategy also works as a result of our reflexes where we do things without thinking. For example, eating sweets and buying things that are not in the budget. At the government level, the country already uses tax revenues from smoking, and Philadelphia recently became the first US state to implement a tax on sugary drinks.
Public policy expert Mark Kleiman points out that certain quick and accurate consequences are difficult to implement in the context of criminal sentencing, but in the case of smoking it is a straightforward solution and built into a transactional decision. Anytime an individual lights it up and then pays the premium immediately. This is separate from the internal costs associated with their habit. The truth is that tax increases are meant to get people to quit smoking. Especially those who are vulnerable. This includes the youth, poor and minorities. But smoking is still prevalent in a section of the population because there is still time to spread awareness about the dangers of smoking. Raising taxes is a very simple task. It is worth mentioning here that’s when smokers react in anger. Of course, not paying taxes is an advantage for non-smokers, but it is not attractive to them.
One point is that cigarettes, which are derived from tobacco, have an immediate euphoric effect, but this euphoria or sensation is not the same for every individual. Every incentive has a flaw. For example, smoking among rich people has nothing to do with increasing taxes, but while making policies, it must be thought through and they also know the psychology of smokers and non-smokers. Plain packaging is a step in the right direction to prevent people from smoking. In this way, it is better to prevent than to encourage people to quit. Higher taxes can also play an important role in preventing, but also preventing, smoking.