An international study has found that text messaging advice and encouragement to smokers can help them quit the habit, Reuters reports; might schools use these findings to develop programs that encourage students to study harder by texting them reminders? A review of four trials conducted in New Zealand, Britain, and Norway found that programs to help people stop smoking that included text-messaged advice doubled the chances that smokers would be able to kick the habit for up to a year. The trials, involving 2,600 smokers, used text messages as a way to give smokers daily advice and encouragement and also...

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