Correcting E-Cigarette Misinformation on Social Media: Responses from UAE Nationals Who Smoke
Source of Publication
Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media
Considering limited research on the effects of misinformation on e-cigarettes and correcting it, especially in Middle Eastern countries, this study investigates the effects of different e-cigarette-information types on smokers’ behavioral intentions, and the effects of the source of misinformation-correction messages on UAE smokers. The study found that compared to scientific information, the misleading claims about the harmlessness of e-cigarettes may encourage smokers to prefer e-cigarettes to complete cessation. Further, to correct e-cigarette misinformation on social media, perceived source credibility mediates the effect of the message source on the message trust. The study outlines suggestions for misinformation correction.
Informa UK Limited
misinformation, smokers, e-cigarettes
Li, Kang and Shin, Donghee, "Correcting E-Cigarette Misinformation on Social Media: Responses from UAE Nationals Who Smoke" (2023). All Works. 5778.
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