An app aimed at anyone wanting to quit smoking.
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|Cost||Free (Paid version available for Android: $4.95USD, Apple IOS: $3.99USD)
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What does the app do?
This app aims to motivate people who are trying to quit smoking by tracking the amount of time that has elapsed since you quit, how many cigarettes you avoided, the money saved and the time saved (i.e. the number of hours you added to your life). Based on the days you quit, and the number of cigarettes you avoid, the app includes the reminders on the health benefits or gains that you are likely to experience. The paid upgraded version of the app promises more achievements, full chat screen, detailed health screen and no ads. For a more detailed description of the app, see Google Play or iTunes and for a detailed review, see Reviews.
✔ Simple dashboard can be appealing to the user.
✘ The messages in the community section are not always relevant to quitting smoking and can be a distraction.
Privacy and security
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Date of review: December 2016
Platform reviewed: Android
App version: 5.45.0
Download size: Varies with device
The following references relate to articles about apps for smoking cessation:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Finkelstein J, Cha EM. Using a Mobile App to Promote Smoking Cessation in Hospitalized Patients. JMIR Mhealth Uhealth. 2016 May 6;4(2):e59.
- A handbook on how to implement mTobaccoCessation WHO publication, 2015
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