Communicative effects of health visual messages on cigarettes packaging towards smokers / Rusydi Mohamad Kamal...[]

Mohamad Kamal, Rusydi and Abdullah, Muhammad Hakimi Tew and Ridzuan, Abdul Rauf and Jafri, Fakrulnizam and Jaapar, Iqbal (2018) Communicative effects of health visual messages on cigarettes packaging towards smokers / Rusydi Mohamad Kamal...[]. e-Journal of Media and Society (e-JOMS), 1 (2). pp. 13-23. ISSN 2682-9193

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This study on communicative effects of health visual messages on cigarettes packaging towards smokers is aimed at identifying the functions of visual communication of health message towards smokers on the danger of smoking. The new and aggressive strategy of displaying chronic diseases images on cigarettes packaging is chosen as the fundamental of this study as the researcher’s intent to discover the effectiveness of the messages through visual communication in the form of health message. A qualitative approach with focused group interviews consisted of 10 informants from different demographic factors were done. Finding analysis is matched with the paradigm framework of active message processing written by Pfau and Parrot (1993) in the book entitled Persuasive Communication Campaigns which stated the stages of message processing by public and it is a useful model in research on the effectiveness of health messages. This study found that the messages have affected the informants’ emotions in terms of creating fear but it does not work on giving permanent awareness thus they choose to reject the messages delivered on cigarettes packaging. As a conclusion, the displaying of visual messages has given a shortterm effect but eventually it becomes a norm and not getting bothered by the message receivers. However, there are also consequences of directly displaying the visual messages to the receivers since it is an act of informing that affects emotions.


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Mohamad Kamal, Rusydi
Abdullah, Muhammad Hakimi Tew
Ridzuan, Abdul Rauf
Jafri, Fakrulnizam
Jaapar, Iqbal
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Management. Industrial Management > Communication in management. Communication in organizations. Communication of information
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > Advertising > Advertising campaigns
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Melaka > Alor Gajah Campus > Faculty of Communication and Media Studies
Journal or Publication Title: e-Journal of Media and Society (e-JOMS)
UiTM Journal Collections: UiTM Journal > e-Journal of Media and Society (eJOMS)
ISSN: 2682-9193
Volume: 1
Number: 2
Page Range: pp. 13-23
Keywords: Visual communication; Visual message; Health message; Smoker; Cigarette
Date: July 2018
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