Imperial Valley Press
find help online
more than 12 million u.s. adults — a third of all smokers — turn to the internet for help quitting each year, according to a new truth initiative study. published in nicotine & tobacco Research, the study found that the number of smokers who searched online for information on quitting tobacco more than doubled over the past 12 years, from 16.5 percent in 2005 to 35.9 percent in 2017. BecomeAneX.org, a digital quit-smoking program developed by truth initiative in collaboration with mayo Clinic, demonstrates the effectiveness of online programs — research shows that following the eX program quadruples a smoker’s chance of quitting.