Smoking cessation support for teens – 4
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. According to a Pew Internet & American Life Project report on Teens and Mobile Phones, roughly 75 percent of them have a cell phone and 54 percent are text messaging. That’s why tobacco control research experts at the NIH like Dr. Yvonne Hunt are looking to the mobile phone to help teens quit smoking.
Hunt: It's still somewhat of an untested approach but there's every reason to believe given the engagement that teens already have with their mobile phones that this could have immense potential to change behavior.
Narrator: Teens can enroll in the SmokefreeTXT program by texting QUIT to the short code: iQUIT that’s 47848, or visiting the website teen.smokefree.gov. Health Matters is produced by the NIH, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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