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Supportive Texts Help People Quit Smoking

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In tonight's HealthierMe,

Smokers trying to kick the habit may benefit more from supportive text messages than phone calls.

A new study compared the quit rates of smokers who were given online and phone call support to those who were sent daily motivational messages and advice through text messages.

After six months, the text group was twice as likely to be smoke-free.

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