07/12/2012 10:48 am ET Updated Sep 11, 2012

Can Facebook Make You Quit Smoking?

Keeping in touch with distant friends, seeing which of your high-school classmates are married, viewing an endless stream of kitten photos ... 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.

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