Smoking cessation support for teens – 3
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. A new effort to help teens quit smoking is using one of their most constant companions — the mobile phone. Why?
Hunt: In the words of one of our focus group teens, “Texting is my life.”
Narrator: Dr. Yvonne Hunt is a program director in tobacco control research at the NIH.
Hunt: Their phones are really an extension of them and we thought what better way to connect teens who want to quit with proven tools and strategies that really make sense in the context of their everyday lives.
Narrator: Teens can text QUIT to the short code: iQUIT that’s 47848. Or visit the website teen.smokefree.gov to enroll in the SmokefreeTXT program. Health Matters is produced by the NIH, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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