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Anti-smoking signs may cause people to reach for cigarettes

In 1863, Fyodor Dostoevsky wrote, “Try to pose for yourself this task: not to think of a polar bear – and you will see that the cursed thing will come to mind every minute.” According to a recent experiment conducted by my colleagues and me, Dostoevsky’s observation about ironic thought processes may have public health […] … learn more→