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Can Twitter help smokers kick their addiction?

Zach Miners | April 28, 2014
Smokers looking to kick the habit may try any number of approaches: patches, gums, e-cigarettes, and now tweeting.

"Smoking relapse rates remain high, innovative strategies are needed to lower them, and Web-based social networking may help, like Twitter," the researchers said in a description of the study posted on the NIH's ClinicalTrials.gov site.

The NIH has put out a call for other research projects investigating the role of social media in addiction behaviors and substance abuse.

 

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