Thanks to a grant from the National Cancer Institute, Native Americans in South Dakota will get some technological help in ending their tobacco habit. 

The John T. Vucurevich Regional Cancer Care Institute’s Walking Forward program this week received a $1.85 million grant to fund a research project using cell phones to understand high-risk behaviors and promote smoking cessation. The project is called the “American Indian mHealth Smoking Dependence Study (PQ4)”.

Cancer Care Institute was the only facility in South Dakota to receive funding from NCI for this study, which will run more than four years. 

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peppermint1900
peppermint1900

So what exactly does cell phones have to do with smoking. What a waste of money. Put the money to good use and find a cure for that terrible disease that takes so many lives every year.

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