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Smoking | Quitting Smoking made a little easier via Text Messages.

07 Jan Posted by in blog | Comments

Quitting Smoking made a little easier via Text Messages.

In the U.K.-based program called Txt2stop, researchers sent smokers encouraging text messages, like the one above, to help them quit.

(IMAGE SOURCE – NPR.org      In the U.K.-based program called Txt2stop, researchers sent smokers encouraging text messages, like the one above, to help them quit.)
 

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Transcript via NPR audio:

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

“Now how your phone can help you get healthy results. A review of studies published by the Cochrane Collaboration finds that smokers trying to quit the habit are helped in a big way by supportive text messages.

NPR’s Patti Neighmond reports.

PATTI NEIGHMOND, BYLINE: We all know it’s really hard to quit smoking. Dr. Pamela Brar is an internist in private practice in La Jolla, California…”

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