By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – There is a new study that is definitely going to get a great deal of attention and it is certainly controversial. The report finds that gruesome images on cigarettes actually discourage smoking.READ MORE: Philadelphia School District's Mask Mandate Goes Back Into Effect On Monday As COVID-19 Cases Rise
The report from South Carolina focused on people with poor education and low income and found that when cigarette cartons and boxes had these images, it discouraged smoking.READ MORE: Longest Married Couple In Pennsylvania Celebrates 80th Wedding Anniversary
The combination of graphic images combined with text statements was particularly effective.MORE NEWS: Marple Township Police Asking For Public's Help To Find Missing Businessman George Hughes
Nine hundred eighty-one people were in the study and the images were quite graphic including images of tombstones.