Quitxt: Bilingual Quit-Smoking Text Messaging Service

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!

Principle Investigators

Dr. Amelie G. Ramirez, IHPR, UT Health San Antonio


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


Dr. Alfred McAlister, UT School of Public Health David Akopian, UT San Antonio


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