Obtener Adobe Flash Player

(Access to Coverage of Tobacco Treatment In Our Nation)

Partnership for Prevention

Shaping Policies | Improving Health


  1. Home
  2. News
  3. Can Facebook Make You Quit Smoking?

Can Facebook Make You Quit Smoking?

July 25, 2012  Facebook is good for a lot of things, but not many of them are actually productive. That could change after the release last week of an article suggesting that the power of the social-network behemoth could be harnessed to help influence our behavior for the better—for example, by helping smokers quit. Of course, social psychologists have known for decades that our social networks strongly influence us, that what our peers do can greatly impact our behavior. But it’s only now, with the explosion of online social-networking tools like Facebook and Twitter—which generate terabytes of useful data—and the advent of advanced network-mapping software, that researchers are ready to fully exploit the power of social networks.

For More Information:
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/07/11/can-facebook-make-you-quit-smoking.html


Join the Network!

Complete the form below to subscribe to the ActionToQuit listserv. Join the conversation about tobacco control policy and receive weekly updates.

*

*

*

(* required fields)

In The News

  1. Jul 11, 2014
    Restrict or Ban E-Cigarettes, Lung Societies Say
    Read the full story
  2. Jul 11, 2014
    Health Warning: Smokers are 45% More Likely to Develop Dementia
    Read the full story
  3. Jul 10, 2014
    First-of-Its-Kind Tobacco Treatment Training Program Launched
    Read the full story
  4. Jul 10, 2014
    A Tobacco-Free Military: About Time?
    Read the full story
  5. Jul 09, 2014
    The Gay War on Smoking
    Read the full story
  6. Jul 09, 2014
    Cornell Obtains $3M Grant to Study Tobacco Warnings
    Read the full story
  7. Jul 08, 2014
    As Millions Vape, E-cigarette Researchers Count Puffs, Scour Facebook
    Read the full story
  8. Jul 08, 2014
    Tips for Quitting Tobacco From Former Smokers—a CDC Summer Sequel
    Read the full story

All Content © ActionToQuit. All Rights Reserved