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Can interventions delivered by mobile phones help people to stop smoking?

Whittaker R, McRobbie H, Bullen C, Borland R, Rodgers A, Gu Y
Published Online: 
14 November 2012

Combined, evidence from five studies included in this review finds that interventions delivered by mobile phones can help people stop smoking, though the results from individual studies varied. The interventions included in this review mainly use text messaging to provide motivation, support and tips for quitting. There are no published studies on smartphone applications designed to help people stop smoking.

This record should be cited as: 
Whittaker R, McRobbie H, Bullen C, Borland R, Rodgers A, Gu Y. Mobile phone-based interventions for smoking cessation. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2012, Issue 11. Art. No.: CD006611. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD006611.pub3
Assessed as up to date: 
29 September 2012