Smoking is a tough opponent.
That's why you are invited to join Quitxt, a free bilingual text-message or Facebook Messenger service that turns your smartphone into a personal coach to help you quit smoking!
Quitxt sends interactive and entertaining messages over four months of service with links to online support, and music and videos developed by UT Health San Antonio researchers.
Messages focus on motivation to quit, setting a quit date, finding things to do instead of smoking, handling stress, coping, and more.
Join in English: Text “iquit” to 844-332-2058; or search QuitxtCommunity on Facebook Messenger and hit "Get Started"
Join in Spanish: Text “lodejo” to 844-332-2058; or search QuitxtComunidad on Facebook Messenger and hit "Empezar"
“Message applications have scientifically proven to roughly double one’s odds of quitting smoking, which can help you live 10 years longer and save $50,000,” said Dr. Amelie G. Ramirez, study leader and director of the Institute for Health Promotion Research at UT Health San Antonio. "We developed Quitxt specifically for young adults to help them quit for good."
Quitxt is now enrolling English- and Spanish-speaking smokers ages 18 and older. The service is supported by a grant from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas.
See how the service works in English:
See how the service works in Spanish:
UT Health San Antonio wants to support you in your decision to quit smoking!
Contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
UT Health San Antonio wants to support you in your decision to quit smoking! Please use our resources and tools to quit, or let us know how we can help you: email@example.com.