Quit Pro app

An app aimed at anyone wanting to quit smoking.

Quit Pro

Basic features

  • Free version - has advertising
  • Paid version is ad-free
  • App uses WiFi/mobile data to access location services.
  • Can share the progress via social media. 
*This app is awaiting clinical and user reviews. If you are interested in helping with reviews, contact sandra@healthnavigator.org.nz

What does the app do?

This app aims to motivate people who are trying to quit smoking by tracking the time until your quit date, how many cigarettes you smoked, and the number you avoided smoking, the money saved and the health benefits. To help you better understand your smoking habits, the app tracks the moods or times of day you smoke, so that you can develop a quitting strategy.  


For the complete app description, go to either iTunes (apple) or Google Play (android). 

PROS ✔ CONS  ✘
  • The colourful green and red graphs enables the user to easily compare the number of cigarettes you smoked vs the number you resisted. This graph also helps the user see those times in the day you smoke the most.
  • When recording triggers, not all triggers are available with the free version - for example, the trigger 'morning routine', which is a common one, is available on the paid version only.    
  • The user is only able to see the health benefits indicator and money saved after they have quit. It would be useful and motivating to to see these as you reduce the number of cigarettes smoke. 
  • The app does not contain any information such as tips on how to keep motivated, the harms of smoking, medical therapies, etc.   
Date of this review: December 2016

Related resources

This app has been reviewed by other independent websites:

Practical Apps 5: Smoking

References

The following references relate to articles about apps for smoking cessation:

  1. Whittaker R, McRobbie H, Bullen C, Rodgers A, Gu Y. Mobile phone-based interventions for smoking cessation. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2016 Apr 10;4:CD006611. 
  2. Hoeppner BB, Hoeppner SS, Seaboyer L, et al. How Smart are Smartphone Apps for Smoking Cessation? A Content Analysis. Nicotine Tob Res. 2016. May;18(5):1025-31.
  3. Heminger CL, Schindler-Ruwisch JM, Abroms LC. Smoking cessation support for pregnant women: role of mobile technology. Subst Abuse Rehabil. 2016 Apr 12;7:15-26.
  4. Baskerville NB, Dash D, Wong K, et al. Perceptions Toward a Smoking Cessation App Targeting LGBTQ+ Youth and Young Adults: A Qualitative Framework Analysis of Focus Groups. JMIR Public Health Surveill. 2016 Nov 18;2(2):e165.
  5. Ubhi HK, Michie S, Kotz D, et al. Characterising smoking cessation smartphone applications in terms of behaviour change techniques, engagement and ease-of-use features. Transl Behav Med. 2016 Sep;6(3):410-7.
  6. Abroms LC, Lee Westmaas J, Bontemps-Jones J, et al. A content analysis of popular smartphone apps for smoking cessation. Am J Prev Med. 2013 Dec;45(6):732-6.
  7. Finkelstein J, Cha EM. Using a Mobile App to Promote Smoking Cessation in Hospitalized Patients. JMIR Mhealth Uhealth. 2016 May 6;4(2):e59.
  8. A handbook on how to implement mTobaccoCessation WHO publication, 2015