Pack it in!

31 08 2007

With the smoking ban in public places now being law, are you having problems giving up smoking? There is a new initiative called Packitin which is a SMS text based service aimed at helping smokers to give up. It makes a nice change to see an inclusive service which deaf people can access.

Packitin is a 24-hour, online community website that designs a custom-made programme for giving up at the individual’s own pace, incorporating texting, video hosts, chat rooms and interactive features.

As part of the Packitin initiative, SMS reminders and tips will be sent directly to the mobile phones of smokers who have signed up to the scheme to help keep them on the straight and narrow. These will include encouraging words and tips for those who want to quit outright, cigarette allocation reminders for smokers who have chose to cut down, and direct orders at tricky points.

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4 responses

1 09 2007
Dale

“These will include …, and direct orders at tricky points.”

STP SMKNG U CHEATING COW

1 09 2007
MM

Take away temptation you don’t need an SMS service lol… this is as usual tackling effect not cause. I’ve no patience with people who bleat they can’t stop smoking, of course you can, you stop buying them, and refuse offers from others… simple. It’s a question of will power, you either want to stop or you don’t. If smoking is an addiction, then why are cigarettes on public display and sale ? Clearly no-one has yet catagorised smoking as addictive…. If it is, does this not make HM Government, and your local corner shop owner, pimps and drug pushers ? So why aren’t they in Jail ?

4 09 2007
Fintan

What’s annoying now is when your walking past pubs in high street is all theses smokers standing outside and your walking into a cloud of smoke.
Also can be that many they are blocking the pavement.

26 09 2007
exsmoker

Hello All,

I was reading around some of the posts here and I found interesting things that you guys talk about, I just made a blog about quitting smoking resources and ideas that you might want to check out.
If someone is interested in this topic just go to; http://endthehabitnow.blogspot.com and let me know what you think.
Thanks in advance.

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