About the Quitxt Program
Smoking is a tough opponent.
That's why you are invited to join Quitxt, a free bilingual texting or Facebook Messenger service that turns your smartphone into a personal coach to help you quit smoking!
Quitxt sends interactive and entertaining texts over four months of service with links to online support, and music and videos developed by UT Health San Antonio researchers.
Texts focus on motivation to quit, setting a quit date, finding things to do instead of smoking, handling stress, coping, and more.
Join in English: Text “iquit” to 57682.
Join in Spanish: Text “lodejo” to 57682.
“Text-message applications have scientifically proven to roughly double one’s odds of quitting smoking, which can help you live 10 years longer and save $50,000,” said Dr. Amelie G. Ramirez, study leader and director of the Institute for Health Promotion Research at UT Health San Antonio. "We developed Quitxt specifically for young adults to help them quit for good."
Quitxt is now enrolling English- and Spanish-speaking smokers ages 18 and older.
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.