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Stop-smoking

30 June 2011

SMS support for smokers doubles quit rates

Cellphones could hold the key to people giving up smoking after a programme involving sending motivational and supportive SMSs to smokers doubled quit rates at six months.

Cell phones could hold the key to people giving up smoking after a programme involving sending motivational and supportive text messages (SMS) to smokers doubled quit rates at six months.

The study

  • "This is it! – QUIT DAY, throw away all your fags. TODAY is the start of being QUIT forever, you can do it!"
  • "Cravings last less than 5 minutes on average. To help distract yourself, try sipping a drink slowly until the craving is over."

 

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