SAN ANTONIO – Researchers at the University of Texas at San Antonio have launched a free Spanish version of a program to help people quit smoking.
The move was made after the English version showed success.
The program, called Quit-Tex, turns the user's phone into a personal quit smoking coach.
Quit-Tex will send text messages, helps handling stress and can help set a quit date.
Researchers said the service lasts for four months.
"If someone quits now, they can add 10 years to their life,” Dr. Amelie Ramirez said. “They can also save a lot of money. So just think about that trip you always wanted to take."