The SMS-Stop SMS-based intervention is a smoking cessation program
This program is being conducted as part of a study aimed at evaluating the effectiveness of this intervention method. The research participants will benefit from this program, and will also assist the investigators in enhancing their cessation program by providing feedback.
Responding to the feedback questionnaires is crucial to the research study and to the future success of the program.
When registering for the program, each participant will choose a smoking cessation date, which will be set within a two-week period proximate to the date of registration. Subsequently, the participant will receive SMS messages to his or her mobile phone, containing content encouraging smoking cessation, which will be synchronized with the cessation date selected by the participant.
The message system will be dynamic and will refer to the specific needs of each participant which may arise throughout the cessation process (desire, stumbling, low mood, and other difficulties) through message delivery and receipt.
Samples of messages that you may receive when inrolled in the program (in Hebrew):
Please click here to complete the program registration questionnaire.
Participants are not expected to incur any inconvenience by participating in the research study, with the exception of the time that will be devoted to completing the questionnaires as well as the possible cost of text message delivery.
Participation in the research study may potentially increase the chances of succeesing in smoking cessation. Alongside the program, it is recommended to use additional cessation techniques to increase the chances of quitting.
Participation in the research study may potentially increase the chances of succeeding in smoking cessation. Alongside the program, it is recommended to use additional cessation techniques to increase the chances of quitting.
You are welcome to take a look at the following publications about the use of mobile phones as a smoking cessation tool:
In the UK:
The Cochrane library
In addition, the following are publications about the program in Israel: Yisrael Hayom Newspaper (in Hebrew)
Doctors Website (in Hebrew)
The "SMS-Stop" Smoking Cessation Program is conducted in collaboration with the Hebrew University - Hadassah, the Israel Cancer Association, the Ministry of Health and the Israel Medical Association's Society for Smoking Prevention and Cessation.
Please click here for additional information about smoking cessation (in Hebrew).
It is also recommended to contact your family physician for information about smoking cessation workshops and medicinal treatment.
The SMS-Stop Team