New Study Suggests Texting Service Doubles Quit-Smoking Rate

Smokers who use a texting service to help them quit are twice as likely to be smoke free after six months, compared with those who just receive smoking-cessation reading material, a new study finds.

The overall quit-smoking numbers were low in both groups—11 percent using the texting service, compared with 5 percent in the reading group, Reuters reports. The success rates in the texting group are similar to those generally seen among smokers who receive support from a telephone quitline, the article notes.

Full story of texting service and smoking rates at drugfree.org

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