SMS helps to stop smoking

When SMS messages are used as an aid to stop smoking, they double the sucess rate.

International research among 2.600 smokers has shown that daily text messages which encourages and advice the smoker can help to stop smoking.  During the test, people who had a tough moment and who were in need of nicotine, could send a SMS message. In return they’d get a message which encourages them to hold on and advice about what to do.
Not only SMS, but also websites and e-mails can help to get rid of the addiction. 
However, most people do not succeed in the end.  Only 5% of the smokers can actually quit without any help.

(Source: HLN)

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