Health Care Trends With a Social Media Twist
Fox News recently reported on a new study the FDA is conducting to evaluate the effect of new smoking regulation on smokers. The study will evaluate 40,000 smokers aged 12 and older to observe the effects of new tobacco regulations.
As if the graphic images released by the Department of Health and Human Services in June weren't enough, we're now investing more money into a quite simple message: "Smoking is VERY bad for you."
I understand the psychological evaluation in order to tailor this simple message. I'm more or less baffled at the fact that people still smoke, despite the screaming, obvious health risks. My mother is an RN in a CATH lab and she constantly struggles with this. In so many words, these patients are told, "If you continue smoking, you will be right back on this operating table and/or dead."
What are you thoughts? Where is the line drawn between continued messaging investment and "I told you so?"