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Text messages help smokers quit

If you've tried to quit smoking, but it hasn't stuck yet, text messaging may do the trick.  A study at the University of New Mexico sent text messages about the dangers of smoking between five and eight times a day for two weeks.  Researchers found that more than half of those who received anti-smoking messages tried to quit.  An example of the messages sent: 93 percent of lung cancer patients die within the first five years.

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