SmokeFree Baby app

An app aimed at pregnant women wanting to quit smoking.

SmokeFree Baby
Basic features
 
  • No in-app advertising
  • Internet required for videos
  • Data cannot be exported
  • No social networking options
  • No online community
* 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?

The app is divided into 6 main sections:

  • Toolbox (has information on medicines to help you quit, social support, and personalized supportive video massages can be added) 
  • Stress Relief (has lots of information on stress and tips on how to control it)
  • Identity (here the user has the option to change their identity from smoker to non smoker, after quitting. Also includes videos of women who have successfully stopped smoking during pregnancy). 
  • Health Effects (has information on the effects of smoking on your body and that of your baby).
  • Behaviour (includes different behavioural techniques that may be helpful to quitting — things you can do to distract yourself).
  • Face-to-face (has videos that offers personalized support). 

All of the content is free, but access is limited to particular contents before you start stopping smoking or cutting down. After your nominated quit date, new content is released daily. 
For the complete app description, go to either iTunes (apple) or Google Play (android). 


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

PROS ✔  CONS  ✘
  • Has useful tips and information on how to quit smoking including different distraction techniques to use when you have cravings. 
  • Videos of women who have successfully stopped smoking during pregnancy are encouraging.
  • Although the app is developed in the UK, it has the contact details for local smoking advisors.
  • Within each of the sections, the app has lots of textual information - can be a bit overwhelming.  
Date of this review: January 2017

Related resources

The following resources provide more detailed information on the SmokeFree Baby app:

Tombor I, Shahab L, Brown J, et al. Development of SmokeFree Baby: a smoking cessation smartphone app for pregnant smokers. Transl Behav Med. 2016 Dec;6(4):533-545.

References

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

  1. 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.