In other words, the Interwebs may be the new patch.According to the American Cancer Society, one out of every five deaths in the United States is linked to tobacco, and around 8.6 million people in the U. are currently suffering from smoking-related heart and lung diseases."Social networking sites and other forms of social media can help people to improve their health conditions," says Joe Phua, author of the University of Georgia study.
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President Barack Obama let it slip that the main reason he quit smoking was because he was afraid of first lady Michelle.
But you don’t need a fearsome spouse to kick the habit.
Research at the University of Georgia shows that health-related social networking websites make it easier for people to kick a nicotine addiction.