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Online social and professional support for smokers trying to quit: An exploration of first time posts from 2562 members

Selby, P; van Mierlo, Trevor; Voci, Sabrina C; Parent, Danielle; Cunningham, John


Background: Both intratreatment and extratreatment social support are associated with increased rates of smoking cessation.Internet-based social support groups have the capability of connecting widely dispersed groups of people trying to quit smoking, making social support available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at minimal cost. However, to date there has been little research to guide developmentof this particular feature of Web-assisted tobacco interventions (WATIs).Objective: Our...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Medical Internet Research
DOI: 10.2196/jmir.1340


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