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Last Updated: Saturday 04 July 2015

imageA new study has found that getting motivational text messages can help smokers quit the habit.

The study published in the Lancet found smokers are twice as likely to give up cigarettes when receiving the motivational texts.

Researchers from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine put 5,800 smokers into two groups. One group received motivational texts, the other non-motivational texts.

Motivational texts included encouragement up to the actual quit day, and help dealing with craving. The craving text read, “Cravings last less than five minutes on average. To help distract yourself, try sipping a drink slowly until the craving is over.”

On the basis of these results the motivational texts intervention should be considered as an addition to existing smoking cessation services, the study’s authors said.

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  • Well If a person really wants

    Well If a person really wants to quit smoking he can but it needs really desire to do that. My husband used to smoke badly, slowly slowly i am motivating him to quit it. I think this motivational sms idea will help us in the future.

    Posted by: Anonymous | 8 years ago | Reply