Text messaging interventions show promise in smoking cessation

11/18/2012 | MobiHealthNews.com

Smokers who tried smoking cessation programs using text messaging were twice as likely to go half a year without smoking compared with those who did not use the interventions, according to a review of five studies published by the Cochrane Library. The review, which focused solely on texting interventions, found that around 9% of smokers in the five treatment groups were tobacco-free after six months of receiving support such as automated motivational messages and fast responses to messages concerning their cravings.

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