Some places or indoor smoking bans sometimes attached sign is an image of cigarettes dropped from consideration. But studies show that the sign ban would trigger people to want to smoke. Psychological studies have found that the sign ban on smoking would make a person more difficult to fight the feeling to smoke. This sign has an ironic effect on smokers because it can increase want or make him think for a smoke.
“You will get an ironic effect. Just like when I say ‘Do not think about pink elephants’ then someone will think of pink elephants,” said Brian Earp researcher from Oxford University, as quoted by the Daily Mail, Saturday .
These conditions of course make a person more difficult to restrain himself for not smoking, so signs such as this would lead people to smoke and not avoid it. Earp said many health messages to society framed in a negative way, as are prohibited from taking certain medications, do not drink while driving or ban smoking by showing pictures of the goods.
In this psychological study used techniques that assess the instinctive tendency to desire or avoid certain stimuli by showing some pictures. From this study found that the desire to smoke will be higher occur if the existing ban images associated with smoking such as ashtrays and cigarettes.
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