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- Website: Evidently Cochrane
- Resource type: Blog
Summary - The message of this resource is:
Your mobile phone may help you quit smoking. Recent research shows that text messages with motivation and advice can help to increase quit rates.
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Step 1 - Evidence-based
Is this information reliable, based on scientific research?
Step 2 - Transparency
Is it clear who developed the resource and how?
Step 3 - Usability
Is the information easy to understand and easy to use?
Rated on: 4/6/2015 9:47:37 AM
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