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Author: Rodgers, Anthony; Corbett, T.; Bramley, Dale; Riddell, Tania; Wills, M.; Lin, Ray B.; Jones, M.
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CMCH Synopsis: 1700 smokers from New Zealand were divided into two groups. The first group received a program designed to help them quit smoking, and the second group did not receive the program. The firsrt group of people were sent personalized text messages on their cell phones 5 times a day offering advice and tips on quitting, messages that were encouraging and supportive, and messages about sports, trivia, travel, and other subjects to distract them. They were also paired with a quit buddy who they could text message, and received a free month of text messages they could send to family and friends. After 6 weeks, the people who took part in the text messaging program were twice as likely to successfully quit smoking as the group that did not take part in the program. Center on Media and Child Health
Year: 2005
Article Title: Do u smoke after txt? Results of a randomised trial of smoking cessation using mobile phone text messaging
Journal: Tobacco Control
Volume: 14
Issue: 14
Pages: 255-261
ISSN: 0098-6283
Source of Funding: National Heart Foundation of New Zealand; The Cancer Society of New Zealand; Vodafone NZ; Alcatel; Auckland UniServices
Study Design: Experimental Study
Publication Type: Journal Article
Age Group: Adolescence (13-17 yrs), Adulthood (18 yrs & older), Young Adulthood (18-29 yrs)
Keywords: Adolescent Attitudes
Adult Attitudes
Health Behavior
Long Term Effects
Public Health
Short Term Effects
Smoking Cessation



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