What is Quitxt?
Quitxt is a mobile text messaging service.
Program name: Quitxt
Program audience: The service is designed for young adults ages 18-29 in Texas who are trying to quit smoking, although adults age 30 and older also are allowed to enroll.
Program aim: Provide 24/7 encouragement, advice, and tips to help smokers quit smoking and stay quit. It is an 8-10 week program, depending on when you set your quit date (or pick a new quit date). Users will receive 3-7 text messages per day for the first two weeks, including some texts that link to mobile web pages, and the number of texts will be gradually reduced over time.
The service does not include any phone calls.
Users can receive additional support by texting one of Quitxt's keywords.
Keywords include: text EXIT to leave the program; text HELPNOW to get help if you are having a bad craving, are in a bad mood, or have a slip and need support.
How Do You Sign Up?
To sign up: Text the word IQUIT to 57682 from your mobile phone and you'll start receiving text messages. We do not ask for your name.
What Are Some Key Points to Think About?
Information required and use of information: Quitxt collects basic demographic information, cigarette use and alcohol use to enroll you in this program. However, no information is used for any commercial purpose.
Cost: There is no additional fee for the content of this service. However, standard message and data rates may apply. If you pay for individual texts, this program may not be right for you. Check with your mobile provider.
Unsubscribe: If you would like to unsubscribe from Quitxt, text the word EXIT to leave the program.
What If You Have Technical Issues?
Technical support is available to help you sign up and use Quitxt.
If you need help or have any questions, e-mail us at QUITXT@UTHSCSA.EDU.
The service for text messaging and Facebook Messenger was created by the Institute for Health Promotion Research (IHPR) at UT Health San Antonio and developed by the Software Communications and Navigation Systems (SCNS) Laboratory at the University of Texas at San Antonio, for a study funded by the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of TexasThe service is supported by a grant from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas.