Vol 8 (2020): Educational and Psychological Conference in the 4.0 era

The Effect of Anti-Smoking Advertising on Changes in Smoking Intentions in Active Smokers
Pengaruh Iklan Anti Rokok Terhadap Perubahan Niat Merokok pada Perokok Aktif

Mohammad Febrian Nurrahman Harahap
Universitas 17 Agustus 1945 Surabaya , Indonesia
Published January 7, 2021
  • Smoking intentions,
  • anti-smoking,
  • anti-smoking ad,
  • social learning theory,
  • teror management theory
How to Cite
Harahap, M. F. N. (2021). The Effect of Anti-Smoking Advertising on Changes in Smoking Intentions in Active Smokers. Proceeding of The ICECRS, 8. https://doi.org/10.21070/icecrs2020586


Intentions to smoking represents people motivation to smoke. Exposure to anti-smoking ads considered as one of the most effective way to overcoming people intentions to smoke. Current study aims to see the effect of anti-smoking ad on smoking intentions in active smokers. This experimental quantitative study using an anti-cigarette advertisement video as an intervention method. Subjects (N = 20 people) are an undergraduate student who also an active smoker, with aged range from 18-24 years old. The result of paired sample t-test hypothesis showed that there is significant difference of smoking intentions (p <0.05) before (M = 20,35; SD = 0,244) and after (M = 13,85; SD = 0,549) the intervention was given. An average difference of 6.5 indicates that anti-smoking ad exposure can be said to have a major impact to decrease individual smoking intentions. The modeling principles from social learning theory and teror management theory explain the changing in intentions that occured in this study. The implications of this research will be discussed further.


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