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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

iPhone app limitation - can't stop smokers without extreme measures #xmnr #gilbertnews

SHOCK!! An app that doesn't work as described!! What an unheard of scandal...

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Smokers - iphone 'stop smoking' app ineffective unless used in alternate ways

Can smokers get help from their iphone?  Not unless they use the iphone to beat themselves about the face when the urge to smoke strikes.  According to app reviewers and experts in preventative health, the apps "don't meet accepted standards". 

A study published online and in the March issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, found that the 47 “apps” reviewed rarely helped users get assistance through counseling, hotlines or anti-smoking medications. About half of the apps supported hypnosis, which has questionable effectiveness.

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