Researchers from Hadassah, the Hebrew University, the IDF Medical Corps, and the Israel Cancer Association have shown for the first time in a new study that an SMS message-based smoking cessation program can help soldiers quit.
One month after quitting, 20.6% of the participants reported that they had not smoked a cigarette in the past week. Most of the soldiers (96.8%) found the program easy to use and most (84.1%) recommended it to their friends.
Self-belief in the ability to quit smoking at the start of the program predicted remaining in the program: 50% of those who believed in themselves remained in the program, compared with only 4.8% of those who did not believe in themselves.
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