Study Finds Text Messages Help Smokers Quit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Study

Published: Jun 30, 2011

Smokers are twice as likely to quit when they get text messages urging them to stick to their goal of being smoke free compared with those who receive texts with no motivational messages, a British study has found. Experts say the "txt2stop" trial, which is the first such study to verify quit rates using biochemical testing, may offer a cheap and easy way to improve levels of health by increasing the number of people who give up smoking.

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