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Nicotine patches or gum are available for eligible participants.The study was conducted in four cohorts of 40 participants (total N=160).Once 40 individuals were screened as eligible, they were individually assigned using computer-generated 1:1 randomisation to Tweet2Quit or the control condition.Our research hypothesis was that Tweet2Quit would significantly increase sustained abstinence, defined as 7-day point prevalence abstinence at 7, 30 and 60 days post-quit date,29–31 relative to a usual care-control condition.A 2-group randomised controlled trial was conducted to assess the net benefit of adding Tweet2Quit to a usual care control condition.Research on Tweet2Quit can provide valuable insights about the utility of extratreatment (ie, peer-based) social support for smoking cessation, because studies on this topic have been limited, and results have been mixed.19 22Tweet2Quit also builds on promising research on health interventions that employ autocommunications, that is, text or email messages from health experts that are sent automatically to participants to encourage healthy behaviours.23–27 At least 13 randomised controlled trials of autocommunication-based interventions for smoking cessation have been conducted, and the results have been promising.23 25 The results also suggest that fixed message schedules perform better than decreasing or variable schedules,28 so Tweet2Quit uses a fixed schedule.

Tweet2Quit is, in effect, a hybrid intervention that involves both: (1) social network-based, peer-to-peer participant exchanges and (2) daily autocommunications sent by the study website posing treatment-relevant questions from experts for participants to discuss.

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During pregnancy and while breastfeeding, counselling is recommended as the first choice of treatment for quitting or reducing your smoking.

With a note from a physician Nicotine Replacement Therapy can be provided to help you quit.

Meet one-on-one with a quit coach for up to 30 minutes to develop a personalized quit plan, get tips on how stay smoke-free, and for eligible participants, receive free nicotine patches or gum. To learn more, or to register, visit My or call 1-866-376-1701.