Want to quit smoking? Texting might help!

June 9, 2014 8:55 AM

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Want to quit smoking? Texting might help!

Washington: Interactive and persuasive text messages received on your phone can motivate you to kick the butt, says a new study which found that more than 11 percent of smokers who used a text-messaging programme to help them quit did so.

The subjects remained smoke-free at the end of a six-month study as compared to just five percent of controls, according to researchers at George Washington University.

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