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Quitxt: Bilingual Quit-Smoking Text Messaging Service

Summary
The IHPR at UT Health San Antonio launched has launched Quitxt, a free service that uses text messaging and mobile support that is proven to double a person's odds of quitting smoking for good!.
 
If you quit as a young adult, you can live 10 years longer and save $50,000! Plus it will never be easier to quit than right now. Smokers in their 40s report being so addicted, they can’t quit at all.
 
Join the service in English (text "iquit" to 57682) or Spanish (text "lodejo" to 57682) now!
 
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Amelie G. Ramirez, IHPR, UT Health San Antonio
 
Project Research Staff:
Dr. Patricia Chalela, IHPR, UT Health San Antonio
Rafael Diaz, IHPR, UT Health San Antonio
Andrea Fernandez, IHPR, UT Health San Antonio
Edgar Munoz, IHPR, UT Health San Antonio
 
Collaborators
Dr. Alfred McAlister, UT School of Public Health
David Akopian, UT San Antonio
 
Publications:
News Release (2015): Quitxt Service Launches
Rivard Report (2015): How to Kick Tobacco's Butt with Text Messages