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Discriminative Cues for Different Stages of Smoking Cessation in Online Community

Nguyen Thin, Ron Borland, John Yearwood, Hua-Hie Yong, Svetha Venkatesh, Phung Dinh, W Cellary (ed.), MF Mokbel (ed.), J Wang (ed.), H Wang (ed.), R Zhou (ed.), Y Zhang (ed.)

Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) | SPRINGER INTERNATIONAL PUBLISHING AG | Published : 2016

Abstract

Smoking is one of the leading causes of preventable death, being responsible for about six million deaths annually worldwide. Most smokers want to quit, but many find quitting difficult. The Internet enables people interested in quitting smoking to connect with others via online communities; however, the characteristics of these discussions are not well understood. This work aims to explore the textual cues of an online community interested in quitting smoking: www.reddit.com/r/ stopsmoking – “a place for redditors to motivate each other to quit smoking”. A total of approximately 5, 000 posts were randomly selected from the community. Four subgroups of posts based on the cessation days of ab..

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