UTSA researchers launch free quit smoking program in Spanish

English program proved to be successful

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.

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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."

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