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Texting program could help smokers quit

New research shows your cell phone may be able to help you quit smoking.

George Washington University researchers found smokers who used a popular texting program called "Text-2-Quit" increased their chance of quitting within six months from 5 percent to more than 11 percent.

The program works by sending texts to users' phones like reminders on how much money they could save if they quit.

It also gives users tips on reducing cravings and encouraging quotes from ex-smokers.